When a Friend Dies

When a Friend Dies


A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing

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The death of a friend is a wrenching event for anyone at any age and can spark feelings that range from sadness to guilt to anxiety. Teenagers especially need help coping with grief and loss. This sensitive book answers questions grieving teens often have, like “How should I be acting?” “How long will this last?” and “What if I can’t handle my grief on my own?” The book also addresses the complicated emotions that can accompany the death of an acquaintance, as opposed to a close friend. The advice is gentle, non-preachy, and compassionate; recommended for parents and teachers of teens who have experienced a painful loss.

This updated edition of a classic resource includes new quotes from teens as well as insights into losing a friend or an acquaintance in a school shooting or through other violence. The book also features updated resources and recommended reading, including information on suicide hotlines and other support for anyone in crisis.

Author: Marilyn E Gootman
Audience: Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Age Range: 11 and Up
Format: Paperback
Page Number: 136
ISBN: 9781631984228
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Language: English
Product Type: Manual
Topic: Grief & Depression