Books & Films



#1 Recommended book for bereaved families, loved ones, and professionals

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief

    By, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

 
          https://www.amazon.com/Bearing-Unbearable-Love-Heartbreaking-Grief/dp/1614292965


Informational Books 

- For the initial time before, during, or after the death of a child

1. When The Bough Breaks: Forever after the Death of a Son or Daughter

    By, Ph.D. Judith R. Bernstein


2. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

    By, Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D.


3. A Time To Decide, A Time To Heal: For Parents Making Difficult Decisions About Babies They Love

    By, Molly A. Minnick (Author), Kathleen J. Delp (Author), Mary C. Ciotti (Editor)


4. Finding Hope When a Child Dies: What Other Cultures Can Teach Us

     By, Sukie Miller, Ph.D.

 

Grief Journeys

- 1st hand accounts or collections of individuals’ healing processes after a loss

1. Dear Cheyenne: A Journey into Grief

     By, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore (Founder of the MISS Foundation *)


2. Beyond Tears: Living after Losing a Child

      By, Mitchell, Volpe, Long, Levine, Kasden, Goldstein, Eisenberg, Colletti, Cohen, and Barkin


3. They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth

    By, Janel C. Atlas


4. Brona: A Memoir

    By, Mara Hill


5. Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother

    By, Alexa Bigwarfe


6. Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back

    By, Kelly Farley


7. to linger on hot coals: collected poetic works from grieving women writers

    By, Stephanie Paige Cole


8. Life Touches Life: A Mother’s Story of Stillbirth and Healing

     By, Lorraine Ash


9. A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies

     By, Anne McCracken and Mary Semel

 

Next Stages

- Contemplating and getting through the next pregnancy

1. Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy after a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death

    By, Carol Cirulli Lanham


2. Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy After Loss

    By, Amy L. Abbey


3.  Celebrating Pregnancy Again

     By, Franchesca Cox

 

For Family and Friends

- Books for their own grief/healing and to help better support their loved ones

1. Forgotten Tears: A Grandmother's Journey through Grief

     By, Nina Bennett


2. For Bereaved Grandparents

     By, Margaret H. Gerner


3.  Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professional
    By, Earl Grollman


4.  For Those Who Live: Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Brother or Sister
    By Kathy LaTour 


5.  The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages

     By,  Leo Buscaglia


6. Someone Came Before You
    By, Pat Schwiebert


7. The Invisible String
    By, Patrice Karst


8. Sad About Sammy: A first response family resource for children experiencing sibling loss and grief
    By, Valette J. Sopp and Tonya L. Southwick


9.  Always My Brother
    By, Jean Reagen


10. Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love 
    By, Earl Grollman
    
11.  Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum
    By, Karla Helbert

For Children

- Books that are age appropriate for kids of various ages

1.  The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages

     By,  Leo Buscaglia

 

2. Someone Came Before You

    By, Pat Schwiebert

 

3. The Invisible String

    By, Patrice Karst

 

4. Sad About Sammy: A first response family resource for children experiencing sibling loss and grief

    By, Valette J. Sopp and Tonya L. Southwick

 

5.  Always My Brother

    By, Jean Reagen

 

6. Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love 

    By, Earl Grollman

    

7.  Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

    By, Karla Helbert

 

FILMS

The STILL Project - http://stillproject.org/

STILL is a feature length documentary film project that tells the stories of individuals and families who have suffered the death of a baby during pregnancy or infancy.

Return to Zero - http://returntozerothemovie.com/blog/

This film is based on the real-life experiences of the writer/director after the stillbirth of his son

Losing Layla - http://www.vanessagorman.com/documentary.htm

LOSING LAYLA is ultimately the story of two lovers navigating their way through the territory of the heart after the death of their infant daughter.