Ray of Hope now has a Lending Library!

Ray of Hope has an array of books for teachers, parents, siblings, and children.  Books can also be donated In Memory of a lost loved one.  A book plate with your loved one's name will be placed on the inside cover of each donated book.

If you are interested in reading any of the books listed below, please contact the Ray of Hope Coordinator, Lisa Goldberg, at 724-875-2415 or via email egoldberg@mhaswpa.org.  Books can be signed out for a period of 30 days and must be picked up and returned at 409 Coulter Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601.  If the book is not returned in a timely manner, you will be sent an invoice for the cost of the book.

A Sampling of the Books Available:

Diary of a Broken Mind

A Mother’s Story, A Son’s Suicide, And The Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind

Anne Moss Rogers with Charles Rogers – 3 Copies

“Anne and her late son Charles bring tragedy, hope, and healing through the pages of Diary of a Broken Mind.  The unimaginable pain and suffering that countless American families go through as a result of a loved one’s addiction and suicide is real.  Through the lens of her son’s musical lyrics, Anne Moss Rogers explores the question these families ask themselves…Why?  And throughout the process, we all learn how to find purpose – even through some of our darkest moments.” Ryan Hampton, Author

Do They Have Bad Days In Heaven

Michelle Linn-Gust, PH.D. – 1 Copy

“Provides both basic information about suicide loss and its aftermath but also details of the personal experience of this loss.  The focus of the suicide loss described is on a group of bereaved often referred to as forgotten mourners – the siblings of a suicide.  Michelle provides practical physical, emotional, and social recommendations and activities for sibling survivors as they grieve, heal, and survive in the aftermath.  This highly recommended and helpful book that should be read by sibling survivors, their families, and those who support and assist them in their loss and grief.”  John McIntosh, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend