Understanding GriefLearning more about the grieving process can help you understand what you're going through.
HSE Bereavement supportsIn early grief many people have strong feelings such as loneliness, worry and upset. But most people find their way through their grief with the support of friends and family.
Grief and BereavementLosing someone close to you is overwhelmingly hard. Your emotions run haywire while you try to grasp what has happened and the loss you feel seems endless. We can’t bring our loved ones back but we can try and help you understand your feelings when it comes to grief and bereavement.
Coping with griefLosing something or someone important to you can be difficult. You may experience grief and a wide range of emotions that come and go over time. There is no right or wrong way to feel.
If you are finding it hard to cope, bereavement support is available.
Bereavement supportPeople who are grieving need support through many different channels. Our networks and support materials can help guide you and offer you help and solace when you need it most.
Surviving Grief ... and Learning to Live Again by Catherine M. SandersAn 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.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 155.937 SAN
Publication Date: 1992-05-13
Continuing Bonds by Dennis Klass (Editor); Phyllis R. Silverman (Editor); Steven L. Nickman (Editor)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.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 155.937 KLA Nearby on shelf
Publication Date: 1996-02-01
No Time to Say Goodbye by Carla FineWith 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.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 362.283 FIN
Publication Date: 1999-11-09
A Special Scar by Alison Wertheimer; Colin Murray Parkes (Foreword by)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 surrounding 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.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 362.2830941 WER
Publication Date: 2001-07-18
The courage to grieve by Judy Tatelbaum.Although the book emphasizes the response to the death of a loved one, The Courage to Grieve can help with every kind of loss and grief and offers spiritual, optimistic, creative, and practical guidance and shows us how to live with courage, not fearing death.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 155.937 TAT