Resources for Grief and Mental Health

Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness This website provides resources for understanding mental illness and getting support.

Facebook support groups and pages

Suicide Survivors Loss and Support. These people are judgement free, supportive and they really get it.

Compassionate Friends. Everyone is here because they have lost a child.

Books that helped me understand

Brain on Fire by Susannah Callahan. This is the story of a woman with sudden onset and then reprieve of mental illness. She explains with clarity that few can what it feels like.

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison. This is the story of a woman living with the challenges of bipolar disorder.

Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering by Timothy J Keller. This is a biblical view of suffering which is sorely needed in the church today.

Heaven by Randy Alcorn. This book focuses on life after death, something that Christians today strangely don’t talk much about.

Facing Life without Them

An Open Letter to Grievers by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore. This is an excellent, tender, true look at what it looks life to live with grief.