Resources to Support Teens

These resources can be used when explaining death or advanced illness to older children or teens or to help them grieve.

Child & Teen Grief after a Suicide

Child & Teen Grief after a Suicide

A child or teen’s grief is impacted by many factors, including the circumstances of the death. A death by suicide can merit special considerations for the bereaved due to its associated stigma, sudden nature, and the confusion that often follows. Unfortunately, because of people’s discomfort with the subject of suicide, young people can be left unsupported and isolated.

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Suggested Books for Teens

The book titles below will link you to Goodreads. There, you’ll find reviews and information about the book. Most of these books can be borrowed from the Library or purchased from book stores.

Bent not Broken: Madeline and Justin

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

The Fierce Goodbye: Hope in the Wake of Suicide

by Gwendolyn C. Carr

Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers

by Alan D. Wolfelt

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss

by Pat Schwiebert

Someone I Love Died by Suicide: A Story for Child Survivors and Those Who Care for Them

by Doreen T. Cammarata

The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends

by Helen Fitzgerald

Teen Grief Relief: Parenting with Understanding, Support and Guidance

by Gloria C. Horsley, Heidi Horsley

The Next Place

by Warren Hanson

We Are Okay

by Nina LaCour

When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving Healing

by Marilyn E. Gootman