In my real-life grown-up job, I run a suicide prevention program. This means I spend quite a bit of time researching resources about grief, suicide loss, mental health, wellness, etc. If I recommend a resource, it means I have not only read it, but I probably use it and refer people to it regularly.

Here is a current list of my top 5 grief books:

  1. I don’t hide the fact I love Nora McInerny. She’s as real about grief as it gets. If you have ever experienced grief in your life, I encourage you to read No Happy Endings
  2. If you are a widow (no matter your age), I encourage you to read The Hot Young Widows Club by Nora and while you’re waiting for your book to arrive, join their group at
  3. It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine. This book is for EVERYONE. Whether you are grieving or you are supporting someone through grief, this book is a must read. I run a suicide prevention program and we include this book in our grief kits. She also has an amazing website that has fantastic resources
  4. If you are a suicide survivor of loss, this book, No Time to Say Goodbye Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One by Carla Fine speaks specifically to suicide grief.
  5. My favorite grief book for children…but really anyone grieving can find value in reading this gem, The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

This page is under constant revision since I am continuously finding great material. Check back here for updates!

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