Have you lost someone to suicide in the last five months?

by Noam Schneck, PhD
Assistant Professor, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University

We hope that you will be able to join our mission of helping people grieving suicide.

The Survive Together Research Study at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia read more

I’m not doing enough

Sometimes when I meet other moms or dads who’ve lost a child to suicide or drug-related death, they feel as if they are not doing enough for the cause.

Compared to me usually.

So there are some things I want to point out.

For one thing, we have enough to beat ourselves up about with a child’s read more

What did Richard think of my book?

Richard’s beach read was the manuscript about his brother. Andy dog and Uncle Reid are the supporting cast under the tent.

In addition to my first reader, a writer named Susan in Maine, I’m letting some of my family members read the manuscript of my first book. I asked Richard if he wanted to read it. He did. And he started in the car on the drive down to the Outer Banks vacation.

When we arrive in Duck, North Carolina read more

How can I survive grief with bipolar disorder

by Tammy Ozolins

Me and my Dad

On April 30, 2018 my world came crashing down when my daddy died.

He had been sick and even though I knew he would not be around for Christmas this year, I did expect to go home this summer and see him, and obviously that did not happen. I will remember this day like it was yesterday. read more

How a special needs, ugly zombie cat helped me heal

by Andrea Giannini

I write this as a suicide attempt survivor, an addict in recovery, and a survivor of sibling suicide who also suffered addiction.

There was a point in time where I worked for a company full of empty promises and lacked any kind of empathy. During this time period, I lost my brother, read more

How to prepare children to return to school after a suicide loss

This is for those who support children and teens returning to school after the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent or other close loved one to suicide. I’m not an expert on this so I am redirecting you to the resource that is!

How can parents best help children as they return to school?

One of the primary things parents and caregivers can do is read more

Recommended Grief Books for loss by suicide, loss of a child, general grieving books

These are books for loss and grief that have been recommended by my tribe here on Emotionally Naked– both men and women. I’ve tried to organize them as best I can.

  • Suicide Loss Grief Books

  • Grief Books for Loss of a Child

  • Grief Books for All Kinds of Loss (Includes classics)

  • Loss due to addiction (No books yet)

Some are very niche– a book to work on how to work with children of autism who are grieving, and some more general read more