Understanding Loss and Grief: A Guide Through Life Changing Events (Hardcover)
Loss and grief are universal experiences and much has been written about both. This books takes a "long view" of both and considers the variety of ways we experience loss and grief - whether through the actual death of a loved one, including a beloved pet, or losses experienced through divorce, medical problems, natural disasters (material items) - over the life course. The author examines what these experiences do to us psychologically, biologically, and emotionally, and offers tools for moving through the various experiences, both big and small.
Nanette Burton Mongelluzzo, PhD, is a psychotherapist in private practice, working with children, adults, adolescents, couples and families. She also works as a consultant with public and private schools on issues ranging from suicide and violence prevention to topics on mental health issues affecting youth. She is the author of Entering Adulthood: Understanding Depression and Suicide (1990), The Everything Self-Esteem Book with CD (2011), and A Comparative Case Study of the Elderly Women Beggars of Central Mexico (2006). She frequently appears on radio and television covering community mental health topics such as the 2011 Arizona wild fires and the Gabrielle Gifford shooting in Tucson, Arizona, in 2012. She teaches suicide and violence prevention programs to school and professionals.