On Death, Dying, and Disbelief (Paperback)

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Everyone grieves in their own way and according to their own timeframe, the accepted wisdom tells us. But those in mourning rarely find comfort in knowing this. Further, those attempting to support someone in mourning can do little with this advice, leaving them with a sense of helplessness. As a mental health professional and someone who has dealt with her own share of personal grief, Candace R. M. Gorham understands well the quest for relief. The truth of the matter, she says, is there is no one way to grieve, but there are things that are important to pay attention to while mourning. While much of the advice she shares is universal, she pays particular attention to the struggle those who do not believe in a god or afterlife face with the loss of a loved one—and offers practical, life-affirming steps for them to remember and heal.

About the Author

Candace R. M. Gorham, LCMHCS, is a licensed professional counselor. She is the author of The Ebony Exodus Project and is on the advisory council of the Black Humanist Alliance of the American Humanist Association. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Praise For…

“I have never read a book like this before. It is the first of its kind. In a world where religion dominates, where grief is often seen through a religious lens, this book finally normalizes grief and loss for those who are secular. Yes, your pain is real; yes, it is normal to have intrusive religious thoughts. Candace brings a gentle balance. Sharing her own experiences of grief and loss as well as her clinical expertise, she offers concrete actions you can take to process your emotions and support yourself and others in their journey. Sooner or later we will all need these tools. This is a must read.” —Darrel Ray, EdD, president of Recovering from Religion, founder of The Secular Therapy Project, and author of The God Virus

Product Details
ISBN: 9781634312158
ISBN-10: 1634312155
Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Pages: 152
Language: English