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Lending Library

The Center for Suicide Awareness offers many different books on grief and suicide loss available to the community.

12 Steps for Life-Changing Power Dump Your Hang-Ups Without Dumping Them on Others Robert A. Schuller
52 Weeks of Esteemable Acts: A Guide to Right Loving Francine Ward
90 Minutes in Heaven Don Piper
100 Things to Always Remember… and One Thing to Never Forget Douglas Pagels
100 Verses & Prayers for Successful Leaders  
101 Ways to Happiness Mitch Finley
14,000 Things to be Happy About Barbara Ann Kipfer
Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope Donna O'Toole
The ABCs of Crime Victim Advocacy Jeannette M. Adkins
ABCs of Healthy Grieving: A Compassion for Everyday Coping Harold Ivan Smith
Ability Therapy Sarah Cecelia Ann Mueller
The Accidental Truth Lauri Taylor
Addiction to Love: Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships Susan Peabody
Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (3 books) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Adolescent Suicide Assessment and Intervention: Second Edition Alen L. Berman, Ph. D., David A. Jobes Ph. D., Morton M. Silverman, MD
After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief (3 books) Bob Bauger, Ph D. & Jack Jordan, Ph D.
Aimee Mary Beth Miller
Almost Home Kevin Ryan & Tina Kelley
The Anatomy of Peace The Arbinger Institute
The Anger Habit in Parenting Carl Semmelroth, Ph D.
Anger Management: 6 Critical Steps to a Calmer Life Peter Favaro, Ph. D.
Anna's Scrapbook: Journal of a Sister's Love Susan Aitken
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook Edmund J. Bourne, Ph. D.
ASSIP: Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program: A Manual for Clinicians Konrad Michel, Anja Gysin-Maillart
Attached. Amir Levine, M.D., Rachel S.F. Heller, M.A.
Authorative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health John C. Norcross, John W. Santrock, Linda F. Campbell, Thomas P. Smith, Robert Sommer, Edward L. Zuckerman
Battlefield of the Mind for Teens (2 books) Joyce Meyer
The Beast: A Journey Through Depression Tracy Thompson
Beat Panic & Anxiety John Illman, Rite Carter
Becoming Emotionally Whole Charles Stanley
Book of Hope  
Boundaries Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
Break the Bipolar Cycle Elizabeth Brondolo, Ph. D., Xavier Amador, Ph. D.
Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem Marilyn J. Sorensen, Ph. D.
Breaking the Cycle of Abuse Beverly Engel
Breaking the Patterns of Depression Michael D. Yapko, Ph. D.
Breaking the Silence: 2nd Edition Linda Goldman
Building a Therapeutic Alliance With the Suicidal Patient Konrad Michel, David A. Jobes
The Bully Paul Langan
The Butterfly Bush Dawn Michelle Evarts
The Challenging Child Mitch Golant, Ph. D., and Donna G. Corwin
Change 101 Bill O'Hanlon
Changing Course Claudia Black, Ph. D.
Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, LeAnn Thieman, L.P.N.
Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Heather McNamara
Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior David N. Miller
A Child Called "It" Dave Pelzer
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Michael T. Murray, N.D.
Cliques, Phonies, and Other Baloney Trevor Romain
Co-Dependence: Misunderstood- Mistreated Anne Wilson Schaef
Codependent No More Melody Beattie
Coincidence or Godincidence: Stories of Miracles, Mysteries, and Hope Steve Rose
Coming Back to a Peaceful Life Mike Marcotte, Charlynn Robertson
The Complete Guide to Psychiatric Drugs Edward Drummond, M.D.
Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology Ronald W. Maris, Alan L. Berman, Morton M. Silverman
Conquering the Beast Within Cait Irwin
The Courage to be Yourself Sue Patton Thoele
The Courage to Remember U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Crime Victims Handbook David Austern
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Group Crisis Intervention: 4th Edition (2 books) Jeffrey T. Mitchell, Ph. D., C.T.S.
A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters Colleen Sell
A Cup of Comfort for Woman Colleen Sell
The Dance of Intimacy (2 books) Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph. D.
The Day Abigail's Father Decided to Live With the Angels (6 books) Jamie Gallo, M.S., LPC, MBA
Deeper Still  
DBT Skills Training Manuel Marsha M. Linehan
The Death of a Parent Delle Chatmen
The Death of Adult Children Ron Gaber, Ed. S., Jenna Bacon, M.S.
Depression Sandra Salmans
Depression- Free for Life Gabriel Cousens, M.D., Mark Mayell
The Depression of Grief Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph. D.
Dignity Revolution Bob Lenz
Disconnected Kids Dr. Robert Melillo
The Dividing Line: Reflections on Living Beyond Suicide Loss Jeanne Moren (Adams)
Do One Thing Different Bill O'Hanlon
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes Louis Schar
Don't Forgive Too Soon: Extending the Two Hands that Heal Dennis Linn
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens Sheri Van Dijk, MSW
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and it's all small stuff Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family Richard Carlson, Ph. D.
Don't Take My Grief Away From Me Doug Manning
Dying to Be Free Beverly Cobain, Jean Larch
Embraced By the Light Betty J Eadie
The Emotionally Abused Woman Beverly Engel, M.F.C.C.
The Empty Chair Beryl S. Glover
The Everyday Guide to God Amy Ng Wong
The Everything Guide to Adrenal Fatigue Maggie Luther, ND
Everything is Going to Be Ok Chronicle Books
Experiencing Grief H. Norman Wright
Extreme Thought Makeover Rick Schaefer, M.D.
Faith in the Valley: Lessons for Women on the Journey to Peace Iyanla Vanzant
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf Leo Buscaglia, Ph. D.
The Feelings Book Dr. Lynda Madison
Finding Hope When Dreams Have Shattered (2 books) Ted Bowman 
Finding the Good in Grief John F. Baggett
Finding Your Way Through Divorce Kathy Brewer Gorham
The Five Languages of Apology Gary Chapman, Jennifer Thomas
The Five Love Languages of Children Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell, M.D.
The Five Love Languages Singles Edition Gary Chapman
The Five Things We Cannot Change… and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them David Richo
Flowers by Day, Stars by Night: Finding Happiness After Loss and Changing Michelle L. Rusk, Ph. D.
Forgive Lewis B. Smedes
Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve Lewis B. Smedes
The Forgiveness Formula Kathleen Griffin
Freedom: The Story of My Second Life Malika Oufkir
The Four Agreements Collection Don Miguel Ruiz
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness Jon Kabat- Zinn Ph. D.
Gathering Promises  
Girl Talk: Daily Reflections for Women of All Ages Sharon Wegscheider- Cruse
Give Your ADD Teen a Chance: A Guide for Parents of a Teenager with Attention Deficit Disorder Lynn Weiss, Ph. D.
The Girls Guide to Loving Yourself Diane Mastromarino
God's Little Daily Devotional: Inspiration  Wisdom to Lift Your Spirit & Calm Your Soul  
God's Little Instruction Book for Women: Inspiration and Wisdom for Women on How to Live a Happy and Fulfilled Life  
God's Little Lessons on Life for Women  
Good Grief Granger E. Westberg
Grave Words Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D.
Griefkeeping: Learning How Long Grief Lasts Harold Ivan Smith
The Grief Club: The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change Melody Beattie
Grief Counseling & Grief Therapy J. William Worden
Grief: Living at Peace with Loss June Hunt
Grief: What it is and What You Can Do Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson
The Grief Recovery Handbook (2 books) John W. James, Russell Friedman
Grieving the Death of a Mother Harold Ivan Smith
Grieving the Unexpected Dr. Gary LeBlanc
Guiding Your Child Through Grief Mary Ann Emswiler, James P. Emswiler
Happiness Is: Unexpected Answers to Practical Questions in Curious Times Shawn Shea
Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately David Wilkerson
He's Just Not That Into You (2 books) Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
Heal Your Self Esteem: Recovery from Addictive Thinking Bryan Robinson, Ph. D.
Healing a Child's Grieving Heart Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph. D.
Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph. D.
Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One Ann Smolin, John Guinan
Healing Anxiety and Depression Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Healing for Damaged Emotions (2 books) David Seamands
Healing the Pain Dianne Molvig
Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse Gregory L. Jantz. Ph. D.
Healing the Soul Wound: Counseling with American Indians and Other Native Peoples Eduardo Duran
Healing Trauma Peter A. Levine, Ph. D.
Healing Your Grieving Heart Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph. D.
Heartlifters for Hope and Joy LeAnn Weiss
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
Help for Helpers  
Help Me Say Goodbye Janis Silverman
Helping the Bereaved Alicia Skinner Cook, Daniel S. Dworkin
Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen  
The High School Graduates Owner's Manuel (2 books) Jim Egan
History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life Jill Bialosky
Hope From My Heart Rich DeVos
Hope Through Heartsongs Mattie J.T. Stepanek
How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics  
How Can I Help? Ram Dass, Paul Gorman
How Could You Do That? Dr. Laura Schlessinger
How to Get Angry Without Feeling Guilty Adelaide Bry
How to Live Between Office Visits Bernie Siegel M.D.
How to Really Love Your Teen D. Ross Campbell, M.D.
How to Say to Your Child When Bad Things Happen Dr. Paul Coleman
How to Survive the Loss of a Love (2 books) Melba Colgrove, Ph. D., Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D., Peter McWilliams
Hugs to Encourage and Inspire John William Smith
I Wonder What You Do on Your First Day in Heaven Phoebe Welsh
If You Really Loved Me Jason Evert
The Illustrated Happiness Trap Russ Harris, Bev Aisbett
Improving with Age: God's Plan for Getting Older and Better Stuart Briscoe, Kill Briscoe
In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want Iyanla Vanzant
Instant Zen Jim McMullan, Michael Levin
The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide  Thomas E. Joiner
The iRest Program for Healing PTSD Richard C. Miller, Ph. D.
Is He Depressed or What? David B. Wexler, Ph. D.
Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professionals  Gerald Corey
It's a Breakup not a Breakdown Lisa Steadman
The Journal of Awesome Neil Pasricha
The Journey Home: Stories of Compassion and Inspiration from AseraCare Hospice K.T. Anders, John Ross
Keys to Happiness Anna Scally
The Language of Love Gary Smalley
The Last Lecture Randy Pausch
A Learning Supplement Kimberly Christensen, MA, LPP, Gage N. Riddoch, PSYD, LP, MSW, CDP, Julie Eggers Huber, PSYD, LP
Letting Go of Anger Ron Potter- Efron
Life After Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life After Experiencing Major Job Loss Bob Deits
Life is Short- Wear Your Party Pants Loretta LaRoche
Life-Skills for Adult Children Janet G. Woititz
Lifelines: A Guide to Writing Your Personal Recollections  Evelyn Nichols
Lifelines: A Suicide Prevention Program  
Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children Bryan Mellonie
The Little Book of the Spirit Elaine Bernstein Partnow
Living in the Shadow of the Ghosts of Grief: Step into the Light Alan D. Wolfelt
Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death Barbara Johnson
Living Well With Anxiety Carolyn Chambers Clark
Living When a Loved One Has Died Earl A. Grollman
Living With Grief After Sudden Loss Kenneth J. Doka
A Long Way Down Nick Hornby
Loss of Dreams: A Special Kind of Grief (3 books)  Ted Boman
Love is Letting Go of Fear Gerald G. Jempolsky
Love Must be Tough Dr. James Dobson
Love No Strings Attached Rich Buhler
Lunch as the Zoo: What Zoo Animals Eat and Why Rick Chrustowski
Lunchbox Letters Carol Sperandeo & Bill Zimmerman
The Major Mental Illnesses David Mays, M.D., Ph.D.
Making Sense of Pain and STruggle Neva Coyle
Managing Pain Before it Manages You Margaret A. Caudill
Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach (2 books) David A. Jobes
Mars and Venus Starting Over John Gray Ph. D.
Matthew and the Bullies (3 books) Sarah, Duchess of York
Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks Erika V. Shearin Karres
Meditation for People Who Worry  Anne Wilson Schaef
Melissa: A Father's Lessons from a Daughter's Suicide Frank Page
A Mother's Reckoning, Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy Sue Klebold
Mourning After Suicide  Lois A. Bloom
Moving On: Dump Your Relationships Baggage and Make Room for the Love of Your Life Russell Friedman & John W. James
My Companion Through Grief Gary Kinnaman
My Uncle Keith Died Carol Ann Loehr
Myths About Suicide Thomas Joiner
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs Tomie dePaola
The Narcissism Epidemic Jean M. Twenge
Natural Relief for Anxiety Edmund J. Bourne
Navigating the Experience: A Guide for People Living with Mental Illness and Their Families  
Night Falls Fast Kay Redfield Jamison
No Longer Awkward: Communicating with Clients Through the Toughest Times of Life Amy Florian
No Time to Say Goodbyes: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One Clara Fine
Nonsuicidal Self-Injury E. David Klonsky
Normal is Just a Setting On Your Dryer Patsy Clairmont
Not By Chance Tim R. Thayne
Not Just a Fish Kathleen Maresh Hemery
Odd Girl Out Rachel Simmons
Old Age is Always 15 Years Older Than I Am Randy Voorhees
On Death and Dying Elisabeth Kubler- Ross
Ophelia Speaks Sara Shandler
Ouch! Martha Bolton
A Party Begins in the Heart Sue Buchanan
Peace is Every Step  Thich Nhat Siegel
Peace, Love & Healing Bernie S. Siegel
People Are Idiots and I Can Prove it Larry Winget
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
The Personality Disorders David Mays
Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder for Dummies Mark Goulston, M.D.
Power Over Panic Carol M. Christensen
Practical Concepts and Training Exercises for Crisis Intervention Teams Dennis Potter
Praying Our Goodbyes Joyce Rupp
The Problem With Hair: A Story for Children Who Are Learning About Cancer Karen Sue Foss
Psychiatric Interviewing Shawn Christopher Shea
Psychiatric Medication: Prescription and "Alternative" David Mays
Psychological 911: Depression  Michael D. Yapko
Psychological First Aid (2 books)  
The PTSD Solution Alan D. Wolfelt
The PTSD Workbook Mary Van Haute
The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren
QPR for School Health Professionals Paul Quinnett
Quick Fixes for Everyday Fears Micheal Clarkson
Real Men Do Cry Eric Hipple
Recovering From the Losses of Life H. Norman Wright
The Recovery Book Al J. Mooney
Reframing PTSD as Traumatic Grief Alan D. Wolfelt
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook Martha Davis
Remembering With Love Elizabeth Levang
Resiliency: How to Bounce Back  Tessa Albert
Resiliency in Action Nan Henderson
Reviving Ophelia Mary Pipher Ph. D.
A Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention Timothy Doty
Russian Roulette: Depression, Suicide, Drugs Martin Magoun
Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts Dr. Les Parrott III
Secrets of the Spas Catherine Bardey
Self- Scoruing Emotional Intelligence Tests Mark Daniel
Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide (2 books) Christopher Lukas
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy Sarah Ban Nreathnach
Simple Courtesies Janet Gallant
The Simpler Life Deborah Deford
Someone I Love Died by Suicide (3 books) Doreen Cammarata
Song for Sarah: A Mother's Journey Through Grief and Beyond Paula D'Arcy
The Sorrow of Sexual Assault & the Joy of Healing Kay Zibolsky
Splotch the Madpole Does a Whole Lot of Bullying Michael Bain
Starting Over Thomas A. Whiteman
Step Back From the Exit: 45 Reasons to Say No to Suicide Jillayne Areana
Stop Screaming at the Microwave: How to Connect Your Disconnect Life Mary LoVerde
Stop Walking on Eggshells: When Someone You Love has Borderline Personality Disorder Paul T. Mason
Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves! Trevor Romain
The Suicidal Mind Edwin S. Schneidman
Suicide: A Study in Sociology  Emile Durkheim
Suicide: Don't Do It! Devin Thomas
The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order Joan Wickersham
The Suicide and Homicide Risk Assessment & Prevention Treatment Planner Jack Klott
Suicide Prevention: Hope When Life Seems Hopeless June Hunt
Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Daniel W. Clark
Suicide & Psychological Pain: Prevention that Works Jack Klott
Suicide: Risk Assessment and Risk Management David Mays
Suicide Survivor's Handbook Trudy Carlson
Suicide: The Forever Decision Paul G. Quinnett
Survivors of Suicide  Rita Robinson
Tarot Cards Isabella Alston
Tear Soup Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen
This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't Augusten Bourroughs
Thoughts & Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life Matthew McKay
A Thousand Paths to Happiness David Baird
Time to Break Free Judith R. Smith
To Live To See the Great Day that Dawns: Preventing Suicide American Indian and Alaska Native youth and Young Adults
A Tough Grace: Mental Illness as a Spiritual Path Alice A. Holstein
Transcending Divorce Alan D. Wolfelt
Transforming Stress Doc Childre
Trauma and Recovery  Judith Herman
Trigger Susan Vaught
True or False? Tests Stink Trevor Romain
The Truth About Depression: Choices for Healing Charles L. Whitefield
The Truth vs. Their Truth  Terri J. Gerner
Try! A Survival Guide to Unemployment Karen Okulicz
Tuesday's with Morrie Mitch Albom
Ultimate Relaxation Eddie and Debbie Shapiro
Understanding Abnormal Behavior David Sue
Understanding Difficult Behaviors Anne Robinson
Understanding Your Grief (3 books) Alan D. Wolfelt
Understanding Your Suicide Grief Alan D. Wolfelt
The Understanding Your Suicide Greif Journal Alan D, Wolfelt
The Understanding Your Grief Journal Support Group Guide (2 books) Alan D. Wolfelt
The Unique Grief of Suicide: Questions & Hope Tom Smith 
The Validation Breakthrough Naomi Feil
Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out Patricia Evans
The Verbally Abusive Man: Can He Change? Patricia Evans
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond (2 books) Patricia Evans
A Victim No More: How to Break Free from Self- Judgement Lori Rekowski
Visions of Courage: The Bobby Smith Story Bobby E. Smith, Ph. D.
Voices of Strength: Sons and Daughters of Suicide Speak Out Judy Zionts
We Can Work It Out: Conflict Resolution for Children Barbara K. Polland
Wellness Recovery Action Plan for Veterans and People in the Military Mary Copeland
What About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or Sister  
What Children Need When They Grieve Julia Wilcox Rathkey
What Happened to Cass McBride Gail GIles
The Wilderness of Divorce: Finding Your Way Alan D. Wolfelt
The Wilderness of Greif: Finding Your Way  Alan D. Wolfelt
Will the Real Me Please Stand Up? John Powell
The Will to Survive: A Mental and Emotional Guide for Law Enforcement Professionals and the People Who Love Them Bobby E. Smith
The Winter in Anna Reed Karaim
What About Me? Coping With the Abduction of a Brother or Sister  
What Children Need When They Grieve Julia Wilcox Rathkey
What Happened to Cass McBride Gail Giles
What Happens When Women Pray Evelyn Christenson
What is Beautiful? Etan Boritzer
What is Death? Etan Boritzer
What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies Trevor Romain
What You Feel You Can Heal John Gray
When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing Marilyn E. Gootman
When Beaver Was Very Great Anne M. Dunn
When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping You Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse Lundy Bancroft
When Darkness Comes Angerona S. Love
When Sexual Abuse Happens  
When the Victim is a Child  
When Things Fall Apart (2 books) Pema Chodron
When You Don't Know What to Say: How to Help Your Grieving Friends Harold Ivan Smith
Why Suicide? Eric Marcus
Wings of Encouragement Helen Rice
Wisconsin Directory of Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders  
A Woman's Answer to Anger Annie Chapman
A Woman's Book of Cnofidence Sue Patton Theole
Words That Shine Like Stars Douglas Pagels
The World According to Mister Rogers Fred Rogers
Worried No More: Help and Hope fr Anxious Children Aureen Pinto Wagner
You Can Be Free Ginny NiCarthy
You Can Heal Your Life (2 books) Louise L. Hay
Your Best Life Now Joel Osteen
Your Child and A.D.H.D.  
Your Child and Depression  
Youth Suicide: Issues, Assessment, and Intervention Peter Cimbolic