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Recommended Reading

Book Resources For The Bereaved

Listed below are books that our survivors of suicide have found particularly helpful during their time of grieving. We hope this list will be of help to you as well.


No Time To Say Goodbye. Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One
By Carla Fine

Touched By Suicide. Hope and Healing After Loss
By Michael Myers & Carla Fine

Grief Therapy (Caring Reflections)
By Karen Katafiasz

Don’t Take My Grief Away
By Doug Manning

Losing A Parent. Passage to a New Way of Living
By Alexandra Kennedy

After A Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal
By Margo Requarth, M.A., MFT

Dying to Be Free. A Guide For Families After Suicide
By Beverly Coba


Choices: Taking Control of Your Life and Making It Matter
By Melody Beattie

When Things Fall Apart
By Pema Chodron

The Grief Club: The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change
By Melody Beattie


Darkness Visible. A Memoir of Madness
By William Styron

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
By Andrew Soloman


Healing the Hurt Spirit: Daily Affirmations for People Who Have Lost a Love One to Suicide
By Catherine Greenleaf

The Power of Intention
By Dayne Dyer

Mental Health

Overcoming Grief: A Self -Help Guide To Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
By Sue Morris

The Empty Room. Understanding Sibling Loss
By Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

The White Knight Syndrome. Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others
By Mary C. Lamia Ph.D. &Marilyn J. Krieger, Ph.D.


Glimpses of Heaven: True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life’s Journey
By Trudy Harris

Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner’s Path Through Grief to Healing
By Anne Brener

Buddha. A Story of Enlightenment
By Deepak Chopra

No Death No Fear
By Thich Nhat Hanh

The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom
By Joan Halifax and Thich Nhat Hanh