Resources for Children

Reference Library    Page 6

Offering Help After a Suicide Death

Friends For Survival, Inc.

P.O. Box 214463, Sacramento, CA 95821
916-392-0664    or     800-646-7322

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But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: For Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors, by Barbara Rubel
This book offers a practical approach to working with children grieving a death by suicide. Nine chapters include most frequently asked questions, activities, worksheets with helpful discussions and a list of national resources.

After a Suicide: An Activity Book for Grieving Kids by The Dougy Center

In this hands-on, interactive workbook, children who have been exposed to a suicide can learn from other grieving kids. The workbook includes drawing activities, puzzles, stories, advice from other kids and helpful suggestions for how to navigate the grief process after a suicide death.

After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal, by Margo Requarth
This is a “how-to” guide for parent survivors: how to manage both the immediate and long-term implications of suicide, how to talk to

your children, how to see them through the heart-rending anguish to a place of acceptance, healing and, finally, a renewed and

deepened capacity for joy.

The Day Abigail's Father Decided to Live with the Angels: Talking to a Child about Suicide by Jamie Gallo, M.S., LPC, MBA

This book is is an honest look at suicide, and its impact upon a little girl. This book is most appropriate for children ages six through nine.  This book can be used by a parent, family member or therapist in order to start a conversation about mental illness and suicide. This book explores some aspects of parental mental illness and it may bring some comfort as a child begins to process their loss.