Grief Lending Library

An essential part of the Academy, the Kim Peterson Memorial Grief Lending Library houses an extensive collection of books and resources for all ages, available for check out.

Located at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway (3601 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines), the library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Use the below categories to assist with your search.

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Children and Terminal Illness
  • Children's Books
  • Death of a Child
  • Death of a Partner
  • Death of a Pet
  • General Adult Grief
  • Helping Teens and Children
  • Professionals
  • Spanish Language
  • Sudden Death
  • Teen Books

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Title Author Description Category Topics Location
Do They Have Bad Days In Heaven?: surviving the suicide loss of a sibling Linn-Gust, Michelle, M.S. (Chellehead Works, 2001)

The author takes the reader through the personal experience of losing her younger sister and weaves in the available research for sibling survivors. She also journeys sibling loss through the life span, explains suicide, the grief process, and how sibling death impacts the brothers and sisters left behind. She adds practical advice for how sibling suicide survivors can help themselves.

  • Suicide
362.28 L
Healing Your Traumatized Heart: 100 practical ideas after someone you love dies a sudden, violent death Wolfelt, Alan D., Ph.D. (Companion Press, 2002)

Death is never easy, but for families and friends affected by a sudden, violent death, grief is especially traumatic. Understanding and expressing these feelings helps survivors, over time and with the support of others, come to reconcile their loss.

155.9 W