This book is about the small and large losses that happen to people, experiences that plunge them into a state of adjustment. It’s for those moving through the mourning process and for those who are struggling with depression and other symptoms of distress as they start to realize that they are grieving their loss. It is also for the families and friends of those who have suffered a loss.
Topics include deaths and divorces; injuries to oneself and others; loss of jobs, health, and security from the economy, accidents, terrorist acts, or experiences on the battlefield. The book guides its readers through the healing process, through the hurts, through the depression, through the anger and blame, back to the hope of a fulfilling life.
Ann Kaiser Stearns, Ph.D., is the author of the best-selling Living Through Personal Crisis (published in seven languages) and now available in this revised edition; Coming Back — Rebuilding Lives After Crisis and Loss; Living Through Job Loss; and "Counseling the Grieving Person" in the textbook, Pastoral Counseling. She has authored articles on police officer and first responder exposure to traumatic events — risk factors and resilience — as well as a case study on resilience in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Stearns lectures widely around the country and has been interviewed on more than 200 radio and television programs in the U.S. and Canada.