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Free books to support children and teens after suicide

Talking to children and teenagers about suicide can be difficult. That’s why StandBy has written two activity books called:

  • “A book About Me – a grief journal” for children under 12 – activities include colouring in and ways to help children identify their feelings
  • “For Grieving Teens – a grief journal” – activities include what they would say to the deceased, making a playlist of music to express their feelings and ways to accept that they may never know why it happened.

What Happens Now

Supporting Children

Having Trouble Sleeping

Grief Reminders

Books & Websites

Grief after Suicide

Preparing Children for the Funeral

Unwelcome Thoughts

Grief and Depression

Other Languages

Why is Grief Different

Living with Grief

The Suicide Note

Honouring Anniversaries

Ideas for Support

Unanswered Questions

Managing Social Stigma

Witnessing a Suicide

Returning to Work

Ideas for Self-Care