Resources

Grief/Loss

Kids:
It’s Okay to Cry by H. Norman Wright

Adults:
Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis
Grief Observed by C.S.Lewis
Living Through A Personal Crisis by Ann Kaiser Stearns
On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
When Grief Comes by Kirk H. Neely
Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright

Regarding Children:
Grieving the Child I never Knew by Kathe Wunnenberg
When A Baby Dies by Ronald H. Nash

Anxiety

Adults:
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
The Ten Best Anxiety Busters by Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg
Anxiety & Depression by Margaret Wehrenberg
https://www.anxietybc.com/parenting/complete-home-tool-kit  (anxiety information)

Couples

Adults:
The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman.
The Power of Two by Susan Heitler

Divorce

Children:
Two Homes by Claire Masurel (A book about separation and divorce)

Domestic Violence

Adults:
The Emotionally Abusive Relationship by Beverly Engel
Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Controlling and Angry Men by Lundy Bancroft

Children:
The Day My Daddy Lost his Temper (Children witnessing domestic violence)
Hands are not for Hitting by Martine Agassi
When I Feel Afraid by Cheri Meiners

Men

Adults:
Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship and Overcoming Male Isolation for a Longer, Happier Life by Robert Garfield.

Meditation

Adults:
30 Scripts for Relaxation Imagery & Inner Healing by Julie T. Lusk

Anger

Adults:
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner;
Why Won’t You Apologize: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts by Harriet Lerner.

Mindfulness

All:
The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 Minutes a Day to Less Stress, More Peace by Dr. Patrizia Collard

Apps:
Headspace

Addiction

Adults:
Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers
Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through his son’s addiction by David Sheff
Her Best-Kept Secret by Gabrielle Glaser
Some are Sicker Than Others by Andrew Seaward
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Comeback: A mother and daughter’s journey through hell and back by Claire Fontaine & Mia Fontaine
Children:
“My Dad Loves Me, My Dad has a Disease” Workbook by Claudia Black
When a Family is in Trouble: Children Can Cope with Grief from Drug and Alcohol Addiction by Marge Heegaard

Suicide

Adults:
Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers & Hope by Albert Y. Hsu; Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention by Earl A Grollman
A parent’s Guide for Suicidal and Depressed Teens by Kate Williams
No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One by Carla Fine

Websites:
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Depression

Adults:
Women & Depression by M. Sara Rosenthal
Anxiety & Depression by Margaret Wehrenberg
Undoing Depression by Richard O’Connor

Parents

How to Talk So Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
The 5 Love Languages of Children by Dr. Gary Chapman

Abortion

Adults:
Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion by Theresa Burke
Helping Women Recover From Abortion by Nancy Michels
Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace after Abortion by Sydna Masse & Joan Phillips

PTSD

Adults:
Five Survivors: Personal Storeis of Healing from PTSD and Traumatic Events by Tracy Stecker
The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk
The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams

Children:
A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret Holmes (Children witnessing a traumatic event)

Empowerment

Adults/Teens:
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
How to Solve Your People Problems by Alan Godwin and Barb Gordon

Forgiveness

Adults:
Finding Peace Through Letting Go by Adam Hamilton & Rob Simbeck
Forgiveness by Winner Torborg
The Healing Power of Forgiveness-Discover How to Use The Power of Forgiveness to Truly Live A Much Happier, Productive and Fulfilling Life by Ace McCloud
The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu

Boundaries

Women:
Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood
When to Say Yes and When to Say No-To Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin
Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

References:

Physicians
Clarendon Hills Family Medicine
99 Park Avenue, Suite 102, Clarendon Hills, Illinois 60514
630-455-7000
http://www.clarendonhillsfamilymedicine.com/

Medical Group
Linden Oaks Elmhurst
155 E Brush Hill Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126
1-331-221-1000
Linden Oaks Naperville
852 South West St. Naperville, Il 60540
1-630-305-5027
https://www.eehealth.org/services/behavioral-health

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