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Talking OutLOUD
Teens & Suicide Loss: A Conversation

 Resources for Professionals




  • Healing a Teen’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers. Dr. Alan Wolfelt

  • Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss. Jennifer Ashton MD

  • Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving: How to Care For and Support the Grieving Heart (Good Grief Series). Gary Roe

  • Welcome to the Grief Club: Because You Don't Have to Go Through It Alone. Janine Kwoh





  • Andriessen K, Krysinska K, Rickwood D, Pirkis J. "It Changes Your Orbit": The Impact of Suicide and Traumatic Death on Adolescents as Experienced by Adolescents and Parents. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Dec 14;17(24):9356. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17249356. PMID: 33327577; PMCID: PMC7765017.

  • Andriessen, K, Krysinska, K, Hill, NTM et al. Effectiveness of interventions for people bereaved through suicide: a systematic review of controlled studies of grief, psychosocial and suicide-related outcomes. BMC Psychiatry 19, 49 (2019).

  • Cain, AC (2002). Children of Suicide: The Telling and the Knowing. Psychiatry. 65. 124-36. 10.1521/psyc. 

  • Cerel, J, & Aldrich, RS (2011). The impact of suicide on children and adolescents. In J. R. Jordan & J. L. McIntosh (Eds.), Grief After Suicide: Understanding the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors (pp. 81–92). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

  • Cerel, J, Maple, M, Aldrich, RS, & van de Venne, J (2013). Exposure to suicide and identification as survivor: Results from a random-digit dial survey. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 34(6), 413–419.

  • Cerel, J, Roberts, TA, & Nilsen, WJ (2005). Peer Suicidal Behavior and Adolescent Risk Behavior. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193(4), 237–243.

  • Hagström, AS (2017). ‘Suicide stigma’ renegotiated: Storytelling, social support and resistance in an Internet-based community for the young suicide-bereaved. Qualitative Social Work 16(6), 775-792.

  • Hagström, AS (2019). “Why did he choose to die?”: A meaning-searching approach to parental suicide bereavement in youth. Death Studies, 43(2), 113–121.

  • McNiel, A and Gabbay, P (2018) Understanding and Supporting Bereaved Children, A Practical Guide for Professionals. Springer Publishing Company 

  • Moore MM, Cerel J, Jobes DA. Fruits of trauma? Posttraumatic growth among suicide-bereaved parents. Crisis. 2015;36(4):241-8. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000318. PMID: 26440620.

  • Requarth, M (2013). After a Parent's Suicide: Helping Children Heal. Healing Hearts Press

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