AT A LOSS
How to help a grieving friend
by Steve Dehner
At a Loss will help you help a friend, partner, relative, coworker, or classmate — anyone you care about — who has suffered the loss of someone they love.
Is someone you know suffering the depths of grief? Most books on grief are written for your grieving companion. Most of them are too long. Some of them tell stories so sad or traumatic to read that the reader might not get past the first few pages. It may be a while before they can even think, without sheer dread, about what lies ahead for them in their journey through grief.
But you can think for them.
At a Loss is for you, the companion who is not bereaved.
At a Loss is short and to the point. If you want something you can read in a day, that cuts to the chase and gives you what you need to know now, this is the right book.
This powerful little book will help you help a friend, partner, relative, coworker, or classmate— anyone you care about— who has suffered the loss of someone they love. Is someone you know suffering the depths of grief? Are you at a loss for what to say, what to do, how to help?
Millions of people grieve every day, and for every bereaved person, there are those who are not grieving but want to help the one who is—countless people at any given time. The problem is, most people in our society do not know anything about grief when they find themselves in it. Nor do their friends. Now you are one of these friends, and you need to know how to help.
This book is for all of you who walk with the wounded and hurting so that you may give practical expression to your empathy and compassion.
Steve Dehner is a Northwest author and speaker who grew up in Portland, Missoula, Montana, and Seattle. He writes across several genres, including essays, articles, and reviews.
His first book, At a Loss: How to Help a Grieving Friend, was published last year under his own imprint, Greentown Press.
He lives with his family in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he is working on several nonfiction projects and his first novel.
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Links to Steve's published pieces, including the page for At a Loss on Amazon.com
Greentown Press publishes Steve's book.
It is necessary to remember and necessary to forget, but it is better for a writer to remember. It is necessary for him to live purposely, which is to say: to live and to remember having done so. - William Saroyan