Saturday, August 31, 2013


Bereavement comes to all of us at one time or another - the loss of a child, a parent, a spouse, a pet. Grief comes in different forms and affects us in a variety of different ways.  Some people want to talk it out, and others have different coping mechanisms, including writing, reading, being of service to others, and working on self-improvement.  If you have lost someone you love, or your job, or a friendship has suddenly ended, don't hesitate to reach out for help or take steps to help yourself.  Here are some titles from the library catalog you might consider:

Healing Grief, Finding Peace: 101 Ways to Cope with the Death of Your Loved One by Louis E. LaGrand

Healing Your Holiday Grief: 100 Practical Ideas for Blending Mourning and Celebration During the Holiday Season by Alan D. Wolfelt

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Grief: Climb Toward Understanding - Self-Help When You Are Struggling, Includes Checklists of What You Can Do by Phyllis Davies

On Grief and Dying: Understanding the Soul's Journey by Diane Stein

I Can't Stop Crying: Grief and Recovery, A Compassionate Guide by Frank Ferris [eBook]

Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats by Roger Rosenblatt

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief by Pauline Boss

The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing edited by Kevin Young

Writing to Heal the Soul: Transforming Grief and Loss Through Writing by Susan Zimmermann

Sorrow's Company: Writers on Loss and Grief edited by DeWitt Henry

Grieving: A Beginner's Guide by Jerusha Hull McCormack

Levels of Life  by Julian Barnes

The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp

For more books about grief, including grief of children, the religious aspects of grief, and grief therapy, try a subject search using the words "Grief", "Loss (Psychology)", or "Bereavement".

For local bereavement support groups, take a look at this list from the Albuquerque Journal.

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