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Grief & Bereavement
No Time to Say Goodbye by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 362.283 FIN
Publication Date: 1999-11-09
With No Time to Say Goodbye, Carla Fine brings suicide survival from the darkness into light, speaking frankly about the overwhelming feelings of confusion, guilt, shame, anger, and loneliness that are shared by all survivors. Fine draws on her own experience and on conversations with many other survivors--as well as on the knowledge of counselors and mental health professionals. And, perhaps most important, for the first time in any book, she allows survivors to see that they are not alone in their feelings of grief and despair.
Continuing Bonds by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 155.937 KLA Nearby on shelf
Publication Date: 1996-02-01
This book gives a modern approach to bereavement, taking away the 'old' thinking by psychotherapists researchers, that a continuing relationship with the deceased is considered as 'complicated' or 'unresolved' grief. As well as a good resource for bereavement counsellors showing understanding of the grief process, it can be of help to those who are bereaved, whether it is a spouse, child or parent who has died. They question the previous assumption that for grief to be completed (and, indeed they do not consider that grief is ever really completed) then, in the case of the death of a spouse, to move on, means to start a new relationship.
Surviving Grief ... and Learning to Live Again by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 155.937 SAN
Publication Date: 1992-05-13
An insightful, compassionate account of the grieving process that helps us through the pain and isolation experienced with the loss of a loved one.. We're never really prepared for the loss of someone we love. Thrown into a state of emotional chaos we experience rage, guilt, anxiety, and intense sadness all at once. It's the oldest story in the world, we tell ourselves -- millions of people have had to cope with this before -- and yet, we always believe that what we are experiencing is unique to us. We feel isolated in our anguish and often ashamed of what we are feeling. A profoundly compassionate and insightful book, Surviving Grief. & Learning to Live Again offers you the support and understanding you need to get you through this difficult time.
Grief & Bereavement
The courage to grieve by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 155.937 TAT
Publication Date: 1997
Profound loss and disappointment are emotions that each of us will experience at some point in our lives. Loss is one of the most difficult experiences to come to terms with. The Courage to Grieve explores how we can deal with every kind of grief.
The Courage to Grieve offers spiritual, optimistic, creative, and practical guidance and shows us how to live with courage, not fearing death.
A Special Scar by
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 362.2830941 WER
Publication Date: 2001-07-18
Every 85 minutes someone in the UK takes their own life, but what happens to those left behind? In a society where suicide is often viewed with fear or disapproval, it can be difficult for those personally affected by a suicide death to come to terms with their loss and seek help and support. A Special Scar looks in detail at the stigma surronding suicide and offers practical help for survivors, relatives and friends of people who have taken their own life. Fifty bereaved people tell their own stories, showing us that, by not hiding the truth from themselves and others, they have been able to learn to live with the suicide, offering hope to others facing this traumatic loss. This new, revised edition includes new material on: * counselling survivors of suicide * group work with survivors. The new material incorporates the latest research findings which have added significantly to our understanding of the impact of suicide, an area which the UK Government has targeted for action in the mental health arena. This new edition will continue to be an invaluable resource for survivors of suicide as well as for all those who are in contact with them, including police and coroner's officers, bereavement services, self-help organisations for survivors, mental health professionals, social workers, GPs, counsellors and therapists. Alison Wertheimer has been working as a freelance writer and researcher since 1987, after working in the voluntary sector for twenty years. She has a private counselling practice, is a supervisor with a bereavement counselling service and runs workshops on the impact of suicide bereavement.