You are Not Alone

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Brooke’s Place now has its very own book! 

You Are Not Alone: Stories by Young Teens Who Have Experienced the Death of a Sibling is a collection of true stories told by grieving young teens. Each author in this book writes with authenticity as they honor their deceased sibling. You Are Not Alone is meant to provide support to other young readers who may be grieving the death of someone they loved. John Green, the New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down, has written the foreword to You Are Not Alone. John writes, “Warning: this book will probably make you cry. This book will also make you smile as you read about the ways people honor their lost loved ones, and the warm memories they carry on with them.” Grieving the death of loved ones is difficult, and everyone processes grief differently. The teen authors who have contributed to this book transparently share their grief journeys and how the support of programs such as Brooke’s Place has helped transform their grief into hope.

To order your own copy please visit: https://centering.org/you-are-not-alone/

Happy Reading!

"Doing grief work as a family allowed us to more easily share our feelings about our individual grief experiences.  During the sessions at Agape, my children would share feelings that they had not expressed to me before and it was instructive to hear what they had to say to the group about their grief. …One of the highlights of the sessions was when we were allowed to paint the horses and, in doing so, together honor my husband's memory. 

The Agape sessions came at a particularly opportune time for my son as he had really been struggling with his grief.  He misses his dad terribly and had shut down at times because it was too painful for him to think of his dad.  Connecting with and caring for the horses helped him open up." 

- Brooke's Place Parent