A collection of books, pages and other resources to help guide you on your healing journey.

Books for Grieving Adults

Browse a collection of books about grief recommended by Michael's Place. Our hope is that these books may provide insight and understanding for your and your loved ones.

Books for Children and Teens

Michael's Place has compiled a list of recommended books intended to provide children and teens with more perspective on the experience of grief.

Additional Resources

For Adults

Bereavement Resources in Michigan

The National Bereavement Resource Guide provides a compilation (PDF format) of state and local resources.

General Grief Information

An overview on the process of grieving for those experiencing it themselves or supporting someone who has lost a loved one.

The Importance of Self-Care

Grief can be experienced in many different ways. Although there is no shortcut to healing, there are ways to take care of ourselves and help us get through each day.

How to Support Someone Who is Grieving

There are some things to consider when supporting someone who is grieving.

The Impact of Grief

When grieving, we feel the effects of grief, not only in the emotional impact, but physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Here are a few effects you may experience in yourself or see in those around you grieving.

Grief and the Holidays

The holiday season can feel daunting when we are in the midst of grief. This guide will help you take steps to cope well during a difficult time of the year.

Recommended Websites

This curated list of websites are those that we consider helpful resources for our own staff and the families we help. We invite you to explore these sites, with emphasis on the sections we've noted.

TEDx + Michael's Place

In 2019, TEDx Traverse City featured stories of resilience, compassion, and community. Our very own Executive Director, Mindy Buell was invited to speak about supporting those who are grieving.

For Children and Teens

Supporting a Grieving Child

This two-page PDF document provides many important concepts and guidelines for those supporting a grieving child.

Understanding Children's Grief

This PDF booklet provides a comprehensive overview of information useful to anyone providing support to a grieving child or teen.

Grief and Developmental Stages

A more comprehensive and thorough explanation of the way children tend to process feelings of grief according to their current developmental stage.

Supporting a Grieving Student

Things to keep in mind when providing support to students grieving the loss of a friend, faculty member or loved one.

Support Programs for Children and Teens​

Michael's Place has developed grief support programs for children and teens. Learn how to get started.

Books for Children and Teens

Browse the collection of books and other resources intended to help children and teens through the process of grief.

If you are looking for support, we are available to help. Please call us at the office at (231) 947-6453 or by email at GoodGrief@MyMichaelsPlace.net and talk with one of our grief support staff.