Resources for Trauma and Grief



The Dinner Party, local meet ups for people dealing with grief

Losing Your Parents podcast & blog

Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast

Motherless Daughters support group



Al-Anon, for friends and family members of addicts

BuzzFeed’s Here’s What to Do If You Can’t Afford Therapy


Legal Resources

Forbes’ “How to do Estate Planning on the Cheap”


Suicide prevention

National Suicide prevention hotline and online chat, 24/7

The Trevor Project, a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth


Books I loved


Hunger by Roxane Gay

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Irritable Hearts A PTSD Love Story by Mac McClleland

Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke

The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson

Unspeakable by Meghan Daum

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

What Remains by Carole Radziwell

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie



Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich

Long Shadow of Small Ghosts by Laura Tillman

Lost Girls by Robert Kolker

Nothing Ever Dies by Viet Than Nguyen


Essay Collections

Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

How to Be a Person by Heather Havrilesky

In the Midst of Winter edited by Mary Jane Moffat

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby



The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Grief Recovery Handbook by John W. James

Healing Your Holiday Grief by Alan D. Wolfelt (good for all year)

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo



Dark Places and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas