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Winner, 2018 Book Excellence Award
Teens are hurting.
While trying to make sense of an increasingly confusing and troubled world, teens get hit, again and again, with moves, separations, divorces, rejections, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, illness, disability, and death.
Edgy, fun-loving, tech-driven, and seemingly indestructible, their souls are shaking. Gnawing questions surface from deep inside: “How did this happen? Why me? Is this my fault? What am I supposed to do? Who’s next? Am I going to make it?”
Teen hearts are at stake. Each one is a priceless treasure. We can’t afford to allow pain and loss to get the better of them.
What can we do?
Award-winning author and grief counselor Gary Roe wrote
Teen Grief at the request of parents, teachers, coaches, and school counselors. Born of personal experience and more than three decades of interacting with grieving teens, this informative, practical handbook is replete with guidance, insight, and ideas for helping teens navigate the turbulent waters of loss. Though Teen Grief primarily focuses on losses due to death, the principles discussed can be applied to any loss a teen might be experiencing.
Teens are the future. If we can help them discover how to turn losses into gains and transform hardship into something productive, positive, and good, the ripple effects could be extraordinary. As they heal and grow, they can become the difference-makers this world so desperately needs.
Teens are hurting. They need us. They need you. It’s time to help them heal.


“Sensitive, compassionate, and practical, this book will be invaluable to many parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, counselors, and anyone working with youth.” – Paul Casale, Marriage & Family Therapist
“Gary Roe has done it again. Full of practical suggestions and exercises, this is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, coaches, ministers, and anyone who has a teenager they love and want to help along the grief journey.”  -Glen Lord, President/CEO, The Grief Toolbox; President, Board of Directors, The Compassionate Friends
“Gary tackles a very difficult topic, presenting the complexity of the grieving process in a highly practical and authentic way through the eyes of teenagers. Another meaningful volume of hope and healing by a skilled and compassionate author.”  -Dr. Craig Borchardt, President / CEO, Hospice Brazos Valley

“Gary helps bring clarity and a pathway forward to the foggy reality that surrounds a teen in grief.  An excellent resource for parents, teachers, counselors, and ministers.”  – Dr. Troy Allen, Pastor
“Teen Grief is a must read/own if you are a helper of adolescents.”  -Carrie Andree, Licensed Professional Counselor
“Only someone who has been through it himself could write something like this. This book is hope for your teen’s heart.”  – Scott Marlow, Journey Church

“Heartfelt, wonderfully honest, compassionately written, Teen Grief will become a go-to resource for you personally, your ministry, or your practice. If you know anyone caring for a grieving teen, this book could be the best gift ever.” -Tommy Myrick, Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor; Clinical Director, Mending Hearts Grief Center

About the Author

Multiple award-winning author, speaker, and grief specialist Gary Roe is a compassionate and trusted voice in grief recovery who has been bringing comfort, hope, encouragement, and healing to hurting, wounded hearts for more than 30 years. In addition to Teen Grief, Gary is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning bestsellers Heartbroken:Healing from the Loss of a SpousePlease Be Patient, I’m Grieving, and Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child. 
Gary has been featured on Focus on the Family, Dr. Laura, Beliefnet, the Christian Broadcasting Network,, and other major media and has well over 500 grief-related articles in print. Recipient of the Diane Duncam Award for Excellence in Hospice Care, Gary is a popular keynote, conference, and seminar speaker at a wide variety of venues. A former college minister, missionary in Japan, entrepreneur in Hawaii, and pastor in Texas and Washington, he now serves as a writer, speaker, chaplain, and grief counselor.
Gary loves being a husband and father. He has seven adopted children, including three daughters from Colombia. He enjoys hockey, corny jokes, good puns, and colorful Hawaiian shirts. Gary and his wife Jen and family live in Texas.
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