Books for adults and children dealing with grief and suicide

Books for Children

Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers by Sarah S Montgomery & Susan M Coale
When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (Drawing Out Feelings Series) by Marge Heegaard
Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children, A Coloring Book by Doris Stickney  (Author), Robyn Henderson Nordstrom (Illustrator)
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia
Someone I Love Died by Suicide: A Story for Child Survivors and Those Who Care for Them by Doreen T. Cammarata (Author), Michael Ives Volk (Illustrator), Leela Accetta (Illustrator)
After a Parent's Suicide: Helping Children Heal by Margo Requarth
After a Suicide Death An activity book for grieving kids The Dougy Center USA
Beyond the Rough Rock: Supporting a Child Who Has Been Bereaved Through Suicide by Di Stubbs (Author), Julie Stokes (Author), Heidi Baker (Designer)
Talking about Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child by Earl A. Grollman
Red Chocolate Elephants: For children bereaved by suicide by Dr Diana C. Sands (Author), Dr Robert A. Neimeyer (Foreword)
Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies by Janis Silverman
But I Didn't Say Goodbye: For Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors by Barbara Rubel
35 Ways To Help a Grieving Child by The Dougy Center, USA

Books for Parents

When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter By: Judith R. Bernstein
A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies By: Anne McCracken & Mary Semel
The Last Taboo: Suicide and Attempted Suicide Among Children and Adolescents by Sue Fabian
My Son …My Son: A Guide to Healing after Death, Loss or Suicide. Bolton, I with Mitchell C

Books for Siblings

Do they have bad days in heaven?  Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling by Michelle Linn-Gust 
An Intimate Loneliness; Supporting Bereaved Parents and Siblings. Riches, G and Dawson, P
Dying to be Free: A healing guide for families after a suicide by Beverly Cobain and Jean LarchIn


Suicide Survivors: A guide for those left behind by Adina Wrobleski
Touched by Suicide: Hope and healing after loss by Michael F. Myers and Carla Fine
A special scar, Alison Wertheimer (1991)
After Suicide Loss: Coping with your grief by Bob Baugher and Jack Jordan
No Time to Say Goodbye by Carla Fine
The Suicidal Mind by Edward Shneidman
The Coldest Night: A Family's Experience of Suicide by Carol Anne Milton (HUGG Director)

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