Below are some resources put together from a fellow survivor and founder of the E+R project. **These are suggested titles/resources and are not official endorsements by the county.**

Grief and Loss Support Book List Ideas

Loss of a Child

  1. Children Die Too by Joy and Marv JohnsonChildren Die, Too Book Cover
  2. Dear Parents: Letters to Bereaved Parents by Joy Johnson
  3. Farther Along: The Writing Journey of Thirteen Bereaved Mothers by Carol Henderson
  4. First You Die: Learn to Live After The Death Of Your Child by Marie Levine
  5. For Better or Worse by Maribeth Wilder Doerr (a handbook for couples whose child has died
  6. Grieving Dads to the Brink and Back by Kelly Farley
  7. Mama Mockingbird by Sauni Wood (death of an adult child)
  8. Never Too Old for a Lullaby by Juanita White (death of an adult child
  9. Parting Is Not Goodbye by Kelly Osmont (teen accident)
  10. Recovering from the Loss of a Child by Katherine Donnelly
  11. Single Parent Grief by Sherokee Ilse
  12. Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child by Gary Roe
  13. The Bereaved Parent by Harriett Sarnoff-Schiff
  14. The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After a Child Dies? Bu Nisha Zenoff
  15. When There Are No Words: Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief by Charlie Walton (two sons/accident)

On Grief

  1. A to Z Healing Toolbox: A Practical Guide to Navigating Grief and Trauma With Intention byA to Z Healing Toolbox book cover Susan Hannifin-MacNab
  2. Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Joanne Cacciatore and Jeffrey Rubin
  3. Becoming Radiant: A New Way to Do Life following the death” of a beloved by Tom Zuba
  4. Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief by David Kessler
  5. Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief
  6. Its OK That Youre Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesnt Understand by Megan Devine
  7. Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief by Tom Zuba
  8. Roses in December by Marilyn Willett Heavilin
  9. When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Harold Kushner 


  1. Just Us: Overcoming and Understanding Homicidal Loss and Grief by Wanda Henry-Jenkins
  2. No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death by Janice Lord
  3. Tragedy in Aurora: The Culture of Mass Shootings in America by Tom Diaz (website Survivors Empowered).
  4. What to Do When the Police Leave: A Guide to the First Days of Traumatic Loss by Bill Jenkins & Patricia Cornwell
  5. Griefprints by Radha Stern

Drug Overdose

  1. Griefland by Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller
  2. Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss By Overdose by Lynda Cheldelin Fell with Whitney O’Brien and Shannie Jenkins

 Tragic Accident

  1. Remember Lee by Linda Musser (auto accident death)
  2. The Circle of Fire: In the Midst of the Ashes an Ember of Hope Flickeredby Justina Page (house fire)
  3.  The Circle of Fire Companion Study Guide by Justina Page

Grandparents Grief

  1. For Bereaved Grandparents by Margaret Gerner
  2. Grieving Grandparents by Sherokee Ilse and Lori Leininger (after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death)
  3. When a Grandchild Dies by Nadine Galinsky 


  1. Animal Crackers by Bridget Marshall
  2. I Heard Your Mommy Died by Mark Scrivani
  3. Lean on Me Gently by Doug Manning
  4. Lost and Found by Ellen Yeomans
  5. Mollys Mama Died by Margaret M. Holmes
  6. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D
  7. The Most Special Bear by Bonita Mason
  8. What Does That Mean by Harold I. Smith and Joy Johnson
  9. Whats Heaven? by Maria Shriver
  10. When Families Grieve (Kit) by Sesame Workshop 

Facebook Support Groups and Online Grief sites

 Facebook support groups for  bereaved parents/Family

Online Grief Support websites

  • Grief.com  Because Love Never Dies
  • TenderHearts Tender Hears online grief group with David Kessler (monthly fee, first month is free)
  • ABedForMyHeart.com  A Bed For My Heart with Angela Miller
  • Helpingparentsheal.org  Helping Parents Heal: monthly newsletter, caring listeners, speakers and local bereaved group meets by Zoom
  • SilentGriefSupport.com Silent Grief Support with Clara Hinton: blog and site by childless author