Resources - Suicide

Canterbury Suicide Project (New Zealand) Phone: 64 3 364 0530 National Swedish Centre for Suicide Research Phone: +46 08/728 70 26 National Youth Suicide Prevention Project (Australia) Phone: 61 3 9214 7888 Suicide Information and Education Centre Phone: 403 245-3900 World Health Organization Phone: +00 41 22 791 21 11

Youth Suicide Prevention Bulletins - Publications - Australian

...Youth Suicide Prevention Bulletins from the Suicide Prevention Communications Project at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, 1998-2001.


Crisis, Grief & Healing, Tom Golden is an an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.  

Compassion Books

Winston's Wish

Dougy Centre



Helping the Hurt: How to Understand and Help Grieving Children and Teenagers
A valuable new short guide for all adults who want to help when children and teenagers are grieving any loss. Useful for: parents, teachers, childcare workers, health professionals, youth and community workers and others. Practical, well informed and easy to read. It includes:

  • grief at different ages
  • talking about loss
  • tips for adults
  • notes for teachers
  • resources
Remembering: A Book to Help Grieving People of All Ages
From her 14 years experience working with grieving people of all ages Lois has written "Remember" a unique resource that will help both families and individuals to create their own beautiful memory book for someone who has died, and help them to heal their grief in the process.

Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child and The Mourning Handbook says of Remembering, "Getting the entire family involved leads to good communication and appreciation of each other's feelings. I will be pleased to recommend this book to the families I work with."

Riding the Storms: A Book about Loss and Grief for Older People
Especially commissioned by Age Concern, this booklet is a useful and compassionate guide to living with loss for older people and those who care for them. Already very popular and reprinted several times, it includes:
  • non-death losses
  • what grief is really like
  • ideas for helping yourself
  • what professionals can offer
Still Life: Hidden Stories of Stillbirth and Forbidden Grief
Eighteen haunting and inspirational stories of spirit, courage, yearning and love from women whose babies were born before the 1980's, when stillborn babies were rarely treated with respect. Published by Hazard Press, this book received a "Highly Commended"book design award and has been praised by both older women and younger ones whose babies have died in more recent times.

A Brief Guide to Grief
A wallet sized, colourful fold-up guide to inform and encourage grieving people. Affordably priced so professionals can hand it out to clients. The back of the Guide has a blank space for an organisation or counsellor's name or stamp. Feedback from professionals and grieving people alike to the Guide has been excellent. useful for men and women of all ages looks good on the wall or fridge door! supportive, informative and encouraging

From American grief specialist Tom Golden, available in NZ and Australia through Port Hills Press
Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Grieving (second edition)

A wonderful new book for men or women about the masculine way of healing from loss. Commended by both Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Hope Edelman, it is a long needed resource that presents a fresh look at gender differences in grieving in a very readable, helpful way. Highly recommended.

When a Man Faces Grief: 12 Practical Ideas to Help You Heal from Loss/ A Man You Know is Grieving: 12 Ideas for Helping Him Heal from Loss
A book in two parts for grieving men and those who care about them. Useful, practical and supportive.

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No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One
by Carla Fine
Drawing on her own experiences and those of other survivors, the knowledge of counsellors and other professionals she offers invaluable guidance through the stages of the survival process.

The Grieving Teen : A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends
by Helen Fitzgerald
Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of teenagers and adolescents struggling with loss and grief.

Video: Grief in the Family
(Leeds Animation Workshop - sole NZ distributor)

A superb animated 14 minute video which looks at the ways children and young people respond to grief, and what adults can do to help. Together with a useful booklet which offers excellent photocopy-able information and suggestions for professionals and family members, it is designed as a resource for those working with families and bereaved children, and for bereaved families. It shows families from a range of backgrounds, raises awareness and facilitates discussion, and is also very suitable for viewing at home by parents, carers, children and teenagers. By far the best video about family grief available.

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