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:
- 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 https://amzn.to/2UyhU01
- If you are a widow (no matter your age), I encourage you to read The Hot Young Widows Club by Nora https://amzn.to/2MO2vo0 and while you’re waiting for your book to arrive, join their group at https://www.hotyoungwidowsclub.com/
- It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine. https://amzn.to/3cOPhSr 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 https://refugeingrief.com/
- 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 https://amzn.to/2YlYvQP speaks specifically to suicide grief.
- My favorite grief book for children…but really anyone grieving can find value in reading this gem, The Invisible String by Patrice Karst https://amzn.to/2UwMdnD
This page is under constant revision since I am continuously finding great material. Check back here for updates!
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