Resources

Counseling Services:

Grief Therapist
bulletCatholic Charities, 35 North Park Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902      419-524-0733
bulletMedCentral Health System for Grief Counseling, 335 Glessner Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44903    419-526-8443                                               Meets second Monday of each month Ė Coordinator: Faith Proetti
bulletOlder Adult Program at The Center, 741 Scholl Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44907   419-756-1717
bulletOlder Adult Support Program at Richland Hospital    419-589-5511
bulletThe Center for Individual and Family Services, 741 Scholl Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44907     419-756-1717

(Please refer to the Yellow Pages for a selection of private counselors for individual needs)

Various Services:

bulletAmerican Red Cross, 39 North Park Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902    419-524-0311
bulletKettering-Samaritan Health Center,546 North Union Street, Loudonville, Ohio 44842        419-944-4121
bulletNational Victims Resource Center, U. S. Department of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, Washington D. C.   800-627-6872
bulletOhio District 5 Area on Aging, 780 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Ohio 44906      419-524-4144    800-860-5799
bulletOn Your Own Again (Widowed Persons)    419-589-2919     419-525-1197
bulletParents of Murdered Children, 3423 Beulah Road, Columbus , Ohio 43224   Darlene Rader, Co-Leader, Central Ohio Chapter    614-267-4773
bulletRichland County Veterans Service Center    419-774-5822
bullet68 South Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44903   800-488-8244
bulletSocial Security Administration, 380 North Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44903     800-772-1213    419-522-8425

 

 

Grief Resource Library

Books for Relatives of the Deceased

Fathers

Tragedy to Triumph          By: Reuel Nygaard

bulletThis is a chronicle or one businessmanís dark struggle with grief, anger and his Christian faith following the tragic suicide of his son. It is also the story of how God brought him through the darkness, providing healing and hope.

Too Early Frost: A Fatherís Account of the Death of His Son             By: Gerald Osterveen

bulletThe author describes the indescribable anguish of a father having to witness the ongoing suffering of his child. The trauma of dealing for almost 39 months with the horror of an unequaled struggle between his precious son and incurable cancer.

Jonathan: You left too Soon        By: David B. Biebel

bulletThe story of a father and pastor going through watching his three year old son die of a mysterious disease for which the did not know the diagnosis. He talks about his anguish, sorrow, guilt and lack of self worth.

Mothers

Song of triumph: A family struggles to understand and accept the death of a son       

                                                                                    By: Eleanor Veldman Grotenhuis,       Forward By: David Weirsbe

bulletWhen a young musician is killed in a motorcycle accident, many "why" questions surface. Doubts, rage and a failure to understand the tragedy surround and threaten to overwhelm the survivors. Jackís mother, Eleanor, allows the reader to peek into her soul and points out the importance of reliance on Godís wisdom when the questions seem unanswered.

A Personal Grief and a Reasonable Faith        By: Norma E. Sawyers

bulletThis book deals with the authorís personal journey towards faith through the tragic death of her daughter in a sudden road accident, just a block from where she worked.

A Time to be Born: Hope in the aftermath of Miscarriage of StillbirthĖa Womanís Story        By: Julie Martin

bullet"There I sat carrying a baby, yet my womb was still aching for the loss of another. Never had I known mourning so mingled with grace. Loss and hope shared a seat in my heart, each keeping the other from complete overthrow. A time to mourn, and a time to dance-but today I would have both at once."

Grandparents

Grandmaís Tears Comfort for Grieving Grandparents        By: June Cerza Kolf

bulletGrandparents are often overlooked when a grandchild dies, yet they carry a double burden; the loss of their grandchild and the sorrow of their own grieving child.

Infant Death, Miscarriage, Stillbirth

A Time to be Born: Hope in the aftermath of Miscarriage of StillbirthĖa Womanís Story        By: Julie Martin

bullet"There I sat carrying a baby, yet my womb was still aching for the loss of another. Never had I known mourning so mingled with grace. Loss and hope shared a seat in my heart, each keeping the other from complete overthrow. A time to mourn, and a time to dance-but today I would have both at once."

Death of Daughter

A Personal Grief and a Reasonable Faith        By: Norma E. Sawyers

bulletThis book deals with the authorís personal journey towards faith through the tragic death of her daughter in a sudden road accident, just a block from where she worked.

Death of Son

Jonathan: You left too Soon        By: David B. Biebel

bulletThe story of a father and pastor going through watching his three year old son die of a mysterious disease for which the did not know the diagnosis. He talks about his anguish, sorrow, guilt and lack of self worth.

Too Early Frost: A Fatherís Account of the Death of His Son        By: Gerald Osterveen

bulletThe author describes the indescribable anguish of a father having to witness the ongoing suffering of his child. The trauma of dealing for almost 39 months with the horror of an unequaled struggle between his precious son and incurable cancer.

General Books

Facing the death of someone you love        By: Elisabeth Elliot

bulletA small booklet about accepting the death of a loved one. In this book, Elisabeth shares six simple things that helped her through the dark valley.

How do I live through Grief        By: Harold Bauman

bulletSooner of later, grief come to everyone. We canít really understand it until we walk through it ourselves. But grief has a common pattern, and it helps if we know what to expect. This book shares comfort and hope, pointing the way to healing and a new life.

Guidelines for life beyond loss        Guideline Publications

A brochure

Answers to a Childís Questions About Death        Guideline Publications

A brochure

Angels, Miracles and Answered Prayers, Volume 1 and 2        By: Kelsey Tyler

Suicide

Tragedy to Triumph        By: Reuel Nygaard

bulletThis is a chronicle or one businessmanís dark struggle with grief, anger and his Christian faith following the tragic suicide of his son. It is also the story of how God brought him through the darkness, providing healing and hope.

Unexpected Tragic Death

Tragedy to Triumph        By: Reuel Nygaard

bulletThis is a chronicle or one businessmanís dark struggle with grief, anger and his Christian faith following the tragic suicide of his son. It is also the story of how God brought him through the darkness, providing healing and hope.

Song of triumph: A family struggles to understand and accept the death of a son

                                                                            By: Eleanor Veldman Grotenhuis, Forward By: David Weirsbe

bulletWhen a young musician is killed in a motorcycle accident, many "why" questions surface. Doubts, rage and a failure to understand the tragedy surround and threaten to overwhelm the survivors. Jackís mother, Eleanor, allows the reader to peek into her soul and points out the importance of reliance on Godís wisdom when the questions seem unanswered.

A Personal Grief and a Reasonable Faith        By: Norma E. Sawyers

bulletThis book deals with the authorís personal journey towards faith through the tragic death of her daughter in a sudden road accident, just a block from where she worked.

Jonathan: You left too Soon        By: David B. Biebel

bulletThe story of a father and pastor going through watching his three year old son die of a mysterious disease for which the did not know the diagnosis. He talks about his anguish, sorrow, guilt and lack of self worth

Unknown Illness

Jonathan: You left too Soon        By: David B. Biebel

bulletThe story of a father and pastor going through watching his three year old son die of a mysterious disease for which the did not know the diagnosis. He talks about his anguish, sorrow, guilt and lack of self worth.

Cancer

Too Early Frost: A Fatherís Account of the Death of His Son        By: Gerald Osterveen

bulletThe author describes the indescribable anguish of a father having to witness the ongoing suffering of his child. The trauma of dealing for almost 39 months with the horror of an unequaled struggle between his precious son and incurable cancer.

A Child Shall Lead Them: Lessons in Hope From Children With Cancer        By: Diane M. Komp, M.D.

bulletStories of the fight for life children with cancer go through and the too often tragedy which occurs in working with pediatric patients.

AIDS

Uncovering the Mystery of AIDS: A Scientist Helps You Understand HIV        By: John J. Medina, Ph. D.

bulletA physician explains how AIDS is contracted and how it is NOT contracted and many other facts about the syndrome from a medical point of view.

A Surgeonís Personal Battle: Laughing in the Face of AIDS        By: Dr. G. Edward Rozar, Jr.

        While performing surgery in 1985 Dr. Ed Rozar was infected with HIV. Discovery of his disease has changed his life irreversibly for the young physician, his wife and five children.