Grief and Loss


Face to Face Local Counseling Support 


Hospice By The Bay (707) 935-7504 

Hospice of Petaluma (707) 778-6242

Memorial Hospice (707) 568-1094 

North County Hospice (707) 431-1135

Sutter VNA and Hospice (707) 535-5780 

Willmar Family Grief & Healing Center (707) 935-1946 


Community Resources

Additional Online Resources 


  •  Five Wishes: A living will written in everyday language that helps people express their wishes in areas that matter  most, the personal and spiritual in addition to the medical and legal. It also helps you describe what good care means to you,  whether you are seriously ill or not. It allows your caregiver to know exactly what you want -  wishes

  • Information on asbestos and the diseases it causes. This guide touches on the 5 steps of grieving and how to support others who are in the grieving process.  If you are in need of legal assistance on this matter you may want to visit

  • The Recovery Village®, an organization with locations across the country, is dedicated to providing the best treatment possible to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.  -

  • RehabSpot is an information hub on substance abuse with a primary focus to educate people on all aspects of substance-use and the recovery process: from selection of treatment center, to what you can expect during treatment, to entering back into a healthy and fulfilling life.

  • is a site that promotes sleep health and wellness. Recent research on how grief can affect sleep resulted in a guide that explains the causes of insomnia and tips for getting to sleep when dealing with grief.​

Books On Grief, Death and Dying


  • The Divine Art of Dying, Herb Anderson and Karen Speerstra 

  • The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker 

  • Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die (Death stories of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen masters), Sushila Blackman 

  • Dying Well, Ira Byock, MD 

  • Coming Home: A Guide to Dying at Home with Dignity, Deborah Duda 

  • The Dying Time: Practical Wisdom for the Dying & Their Caregivers, Joan Furman 

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End , Atul Gawande, MD 

  • When Your Family's Lost a Loved One, Nancy Guthrie and David Guthrie 

  • Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, Stephen Jenkinson 

  • Death: The Final Stage of Growth, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

  • To Live Until We Say Good-Bye, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss,  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

  • Who Dies?, Stephen Levine 

  • A Grief Observed, C. S. Lewis 

  • Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness, Joanne Lynn, MD, Joan Harrold, MD, Janice Lynch Schuster 

  • The Art of Dying, Rob Moll 

  • Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring, Henri J. M. Nouwen 

  • Rethinking Life and Death: The Collapse of Our Traditional Ethics, Peter Singer 

  • Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People Who Are Dying, Rachel Stanworth 

  • Peaceful Dying: The Step-by-step Guide To Preserving Your Dignity, Your Choice, And Your Inner Peace At The End Of Life, Daniel R. Tobin 

  • A Shelter in the Time of Storm, Paul Tripp 

  • The Good Death: The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life, Marilyn Webb 

  • The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, Bronnie Ware 

  • Making Loss Matter : Creating Meaning in Difficult Times, Rabbi David J. Wolpe

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