Grief Support Publications


                                                                                          

                                      


Herman Meyer and Son is continually adding literature to its library.  We keep numerous copies of some resource materials so that we are able to give them to the public.  However, other items are available to you at the funeral home only.  We have listed the availability of each item after its description.  While some are out of print, a simple search on the internet will probably allow you to purchase most items.  

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.

 


Information regarding children and death...


 

    A LITTLE TALK WITH GOD by Jessie Flynn (book) - when her dad dies and Jessie feels all alone, she remembers what her father had told her to do...

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


 

    A NEW HEART FOR HANNAH by Jessie Flynn (book) - Hannah's cousin tells her class about Hannah's new heart and where it came from.

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


 

    A VISIT TO THE CEMETERY by Jessie Flynn (book) - Amy and her mother visit Grammy Jo's grave. 

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


 

      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. 


    AM I STILL A SISTER? by Alicia M. Sims (book) - "AM I STILL A SISTER? will make you laugh, and cry, and ponder tough questions, and be grateful for an 11-year old girl named Alicia whose wonderful way of describing her own feelings provides the right questions to ask other grieving children to help them heal..." Judy Osgood, bereaved parent - Author, MEDITATIONS FOR BEREAVED PARENTS

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


 

    Answers to a Child's Questions About Death by Peter Stillman (booklet) - "This booklet is meant to help younger children cope in healthy, intelligent ways with the shock of a loved one's death.  The questions and answers it contains are cast in language most youngsters can understand, and the concepts covered are well within most children's grasp."

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


 

      Ask The Undertaker Questions from High School Students that Everyone Wants to Know by Guideline Publications (booklet) - "Do you get the body right after the person dies?" "Is embalming gross, and does it smell?" "Do your fingernails and hair grow after you die?" and many other questions.

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


 

     Bridges Center by Bridges Center/Hospice (brochure) - explains the services offered to help you "find the information, support and compassionate care that you need to help you understand, cope and find new meaning and purpose in your life."  

available for pick-up


 

     Cherish and Enjoy Your Belongings by Simply Organizing Seniors, LLC (brochure) - discusses "Simply Organizing Seniors", an organization which provides *Accessibility products  *Pick ups for donations  *Minor home repairs  * Housekeeping  *Packing, shipping & moving services  *Estate sales or auctions  *and much more.  

available for pick-up


 

    Children and Grief:  Big Issues for Little Hearts by Johnette Hartnett (book) - After losing her three children in a fire, the author has "aggressively sought out detailed information on grief and the painful aftermath of death." She has "collected a library of research and attended countless seminars, workshops and professional-level courses." 

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


 

     Do You Know What A Funeral Director Does? Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky (brochure) - explains the many tasks associated in planning a funeral. 

available for pick-up


 

    THE EMPTY PLACE A child's guide through grief by Roberta Temes, Ph.D. (book) - "When a third grader's big sister Jennifer dies, the boy is confused, angry, and scared.  For the first time, he must face the awful finality of death and the pain of loss."  

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


 

      explaining death to children by earl a. grollman (book) - "What outstanding specialists in child guidance, psychology, sociology, and religion among others recommend to ease a child's first confrontation with the death of a loved on." a teacher.  Also includes chapters written by Methodist minister Edgar Jackson and Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Riley.  

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


 

      Helping Children Cope with the Illness and Death of a Loved One by Joe Ferry, MA, ATR-BC, CPAT and Barbara L. Bouton, MA, CT  (booklet) - "One of the most profound and important experiences in your family's life is sharing in the illness and death of a loved one.  This booklet will give you direction, answer questions you may have and help you guide the younger members of your family through this very challenging time."

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


 

    HOLIDAYS and SPECIAL DAYS by Jessie Flynn (book) - Though holidays are special occasions, the death of a loved one may cause our happiness to change to sadness and may even make us wish the special day would go away.  The book gives suggestions to children on how to feel better and reminds them the person is still alive in their memories. 

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


 

     Hospice - A special way of caring by National Hospice Organization (booklet) - will explain what Hospice is and what they will do for you.

available for pick-up


 

    HOSPICE HUGS by Jessie Flynn (book) - When Paulie's grandfather becomes very ill, he feels left out and wants to know what is going on.  Then Dee, a Hospice nurse, helped Paulie learn how to relate to his grandfather's new condition and to prepare for his eventual death. 

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

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