Grief Support Publications




Important information for everyone: is the largest suicide prevention, awareness, and support website on the Internet. ( also conducts extensive work offline.)

Please read through as many pages as possible on to learn about all aspects of suicide; and please return often, because is updated frequently.

And don't forget to tell your friends about

Please TAKE ACTION to spread awareness about suicide talk with others about articles that you read on!

And TAKE ACTION to implement the FREE Suicide Prevention Program in your school, organization, group, police department, fire department, community, etc:

YOU can help educate others about suicide, help reduce the stigma associated with suicide, and, most importantly, help SAVE LIVES.

And please remember to ALWAYS get help immediately for anyone you know who is suicidal.

You ARE NOT breaking confidence with someone if they tell you that they are suicidal and you get help for them; you are SAVING THEIR LIFE. It is NOT okay to keep quiet and lose someone to suicide because you did not speak up. TAKE ACTION.

And if you are suicidal, ALWAYS reach out for help. Period. Remember that we have a large listing of suicide hotlines. Call a suicide hotline NOW if you need help!

If you have questions about a particular book or pamphlet, either send us an email or give us a call.  We will be happy to answer your questions.  If you would like to visit us to read or possibly borrow a book, that would be fine.  We just ask that you call first to verify someone will be in the office and the item is still available.




      After Suicide: A Unique Grief Process by Eleanora "Betsy" Ross (booklet) - "This booklet, after my daughter's death, was the most valuable resource I had.  It has been read and re-read - with more meaning than you can possibly know."  Roberta Orne, CT

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability.


      Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide Or Even Starts Talking about It by Earl A. Grollman and Max Malikow (book) - Discussion "about things like the first days after a death and what you may feel; the need to know why; how you can tell if someone is suicidal; what to do if you've promised not to tell anyone; returning to school after a suicide; and popular misconceptions, like the idea that people who attempt suicide are just looking for attention."

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


      STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT DEATH FOR TEENAGERS How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love by Earl A. Grollman (book) - "I wish I could send Earl Grollman's book to every one of the thousands of teens who write me in their pain and confusion over a death.  How relieved these young people would be to discover that others also feel angry, mean, guilty, alone and wretched as well as sad."  Beth Winship, "Ask Beth" columnist

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


      TOO YOUNG TO DIE Youth and Suicide by Francine Klagsbrun (book) - "With openness and sensitivity, Ms. Klagsbrun gives practical advice on recognizing and dealing with the cries for help that precede a suicide attempt.  Drawing on interviews with young people who have tried to kill themselves, as well as surveys, case histories and extensive research, she explains the underlying motives and causes, points out the danger signals and explores the role of family, teachers and friends in giving aid and support in a suicide crisis."  

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


      When A Friend Dies A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D. (book) - "If you are grieving the death of a friend, do something for yourself.  Take the time to read this book.  It isn't very long - there aren't a lot of words - but you may find the help you need to cope with your sadness and begin to heal."  

available for viewing at the funeral home, possible internet availability. 


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