Healing hearts and overcoming loss is a lengthy and oftentimes painful process.   While we can't endorse any particular book, group or web site, the members of SOLOS have benefited from many resources and offer this consolidated list to help you on your grief journey.

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A Decembered Grief: Living With Loss While Others Are Celebrating, by Harold Ivan Smith

A Special Scar: The Experience of People Bereaved By Suicide, by Alison Wertheimer

A Time To Mourn, A Time To Comfort, by Dr. Rom Wolfson

After Suicide, by John H. Hewett

After Suicide: A Ray Of Hope For Those Left Behind, by Eleanora Betsy Ross

But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: For Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors, by Barbara Rubel

Darkness Visible: A Memoir Of Madness, by William Styron

Dying To Be Free: A Healing Guide For Families After A Suicide, by Beverly Cobain & Jean Larch

Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life, by Ira Byock

Experiencing Grief, by Kenneth Haugk

Grieving The Death of A Friend, by Harold Ivan Smith

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One, by Ann Smolin and John Guinan

Help Your Marriage Survive The Death Of A Child, by Paul C. Rosenblatt

Helping Children Grieve When Someone They Love Dies, by Theresa Huntley

His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, by Danielle Steel
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I Know I Made It Happen, by Lynn Bennett Blackburn

In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores The Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide, by Nancy Rapport

Life After Life, by Raymond A. Moody, Jr.

Men Don’t Cry… Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief, by Terry Martin and Kenneth Doka

No Time To Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One, by Carla Fine

Open Heart, Clear Mind, by Thubten Chodron

Sanity & Grace: A Journey Of Suicide, Survival, and Strength, by Judy Collins

Seasons of the Soul, by Sherry Hansen Steiger

Suicide and the Older Adult, By Antoon Leenaars, Ronald Maris, et. al.

Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention, by Earl A. Grollman

Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing, by Thomas R. Golden

Talking With Children About Loss: Words, Strategies, and Wisdom to Help Children Cope with Death, Divorce, and Other Difficult Times, by Maria Trozzi and Kathy Massimini

The Best Little Girl Says Good-Bye: A Therapist Grieves, by Blanche Rosen Goodwin

The Dead Bird, by Margaret Wise Brown

The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf: A Story of Life For All Ages, by Leo Buscaglia

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst

Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out, by Judy Zpoints Fox

Support Groups

The Beginning Experience of San Antonio is a local affiliate of the international ministry of the Catholic Church but is open to people of all faiths and offers a Christian-centered approach to healing for people who are divorced, widowed or separated. 

The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas offers group and individual counseling for children and adult suicide survivors.

Compassionate Friends is a national organization with local chapters and deals specifically with helping people whom have lost a child by any means.

National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts support groups for a variety of topics from grief to support for family members dealing with mental health issues.

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Morningside Recovery Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Institute for Mental Health

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

Suicide.org - Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Support

Texas Suicide Prevention