Desmond Grief Library
For anyone seeking information and books on the subjects of dying, death and bereavement, the best resource is always our Bereavement Counselor, Mary Jamerino, LMSW, ACSW. For any suggestions on articles, books, or other grief resources, she can be reached at or 248-362-2500. Funeral Directors and other staff at either of our locations are also available for questions and information.
There are numerous grief and bereavement books available at libraries and bookstores. Below are several we have available for you to borrow from our extensive collection at the funeral home library in Troy. Please contact Mary Jamerino to peruse the library, pick up a book, or for additional recommendations. There are also numerous articles available at GRIEF WORDS.
Healing Your Grieving Heart - 100 Practical Ideas by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye by Brook Noel and Pamela Blair
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Shcwiebert and Chuck Deklyen
A Journey Through Grief by Alla Renee Bozwarth, Ph.D.
Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Grief Steps: 10 Steps to Regroup, Rebuild and Revew After Any Loss by Brook Noel
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow
Good Grief by Granger E. Westburg
ABCs of Healthy Grieving: A companion for Everyday Coping by Harold Evan Smith
What Helped Me When My Loved One Died by Earl A. Grollman
A Time to Grieve: Meditions for Healing After the Death of a Loved One by Martha Whitmore Hickman
When Men Grieve: Why Men Grieve Differently and How You Can Help by Elizabeth Levang, Ph.D.
The Bereaved Parent by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
The Art of Being a Healing Presence by James E. Miller and Susan C. Cutshall
Anyone seeking information and books on the subjects of dying, death and bereavement may visit our extensive library at the funeral home in Troy or speak to Mary Jamerino. She can be reached at or 248-362-2500.
ADDITIONAL GRIEF RESOURCES
The best resource is always Mary Jamerino, our Bereavement Counselor. She can be reached at or 248-362-2500.
In addition to our support groups, there are various local groups. Some of them do have a more narrow focus. Please contact Mary Jamerino, our Bereavement Counselor, so she may suggest which group may be best for your situation. She can be reached at or 248-362-2500.
Additional grief and bereavement on-line resources include:
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