Resilience Strategist

Barbara's Best Selling Books for Healthcare and Mental Health Professionals and Victim Services Providers

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Barbara Rubel with WV Governor Joe Manchin, who is holding Barbara's best selling book, But I Didn't Say Goodbye at the Governor's Mansion  

As a contributing writer in Keys to a Good Life, Barbara once again shows you how to build your resilience
Barbara is a contributing writer in J. Herrmann's "Keys to a Good Life: Wisdom to unlock your power within." Her chapter is titled, The FABULOUS Principle©: What Woman Entrepreneurs Know about Loss and Triumph. Available at

Barbara is a contributing writer in COACHING for Results: Expert Advice from 25 International Coaches (2016). Read pages 75 - 81 before hiring a coach!  

Barbara Rubel is a contributing Writer in COACHING for Results
Contributing Writer
Best Selling Author Focuses on Building Resilience in Professionals who work in highly stressful careers Available at 

But I Didn't Say Goodbye: Helping Children and Families After a Suicide
But I Didn't Say Goodbye: Helping Children and Families After a Suicide

Second Edition: Revised and Expanded

By Barbara Rubel

2009. $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-892906-01-4

In Praise of But I Didn't Say Goodbye 

  • "This is an extraordinary resource to help children deal with the difficult often hidden and stigmatizing after effects of suicide-one that is honest and respectful of the child’s intelligence and resiliency. . . I strongly recommend it." -Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, Professor of Gerontology, College of New Rochelle, NY, Senior Consultant Hospice Foundation of America
  • "But I Didn’t Say Goodbye offers a comprehensive workbook to help kids cope with suicide. This book that discusses postvention truly is prevention for the next generation." -Michelle-Linn-Gust, PhD, Survivor Division Chair, American Association of Suicidology, author, Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven?
  • "This is a must have book on a much neglected topic: helping children cope and heal after suicide loss. As someone who works in the area of childhood grief, I am so pleased to find such a valuable resource.-Heidi Horsley, PsyD, author, with Eric Hipple and Gloria Horsley, Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback’s Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss, Licensed Psychologist, Radio Show Host
  • “But I Didn't Say Goodbye serves as a practice resource and tool to work with children and adults with the delicate and sensitive topic of suicide. . .I recommend it highly.” -Linda Goldman, author, Life and Loss, Breaking the Silence
  • “This book must be read, and read again, so that we can be messengers of hope to these grieving adults . . . and kids!” -Rev. Richard B. Gilbert, PhD, CT, Faculty, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • “This book is accessible and useful both for suicide survivors and for those trying to help them through the experience.” -Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, Founder/Director, Child Trauma Institute; author, Child Trauma Handbook 
  • "But I Didn’t Say Goodbye” is one of the few resources available to help children and families grieving due to the death of a loved one by suicide. I highly recommend this important resource.” -Virginia A. Simpson, Ph.D., FT, Founder, Executive Director & Program Director, The Mourning Star Center
  • “But I Didn’t Say Goodbye is a wonderful book that stimulates both thoughts and feelings.” -Atle Dyregrov, PhD, Founder and Director, Center for Crisis Psychology, Bergen, Norway, author, Grief in Children

Contributing writer in Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal, Kiwi Publishing

Barbara shares her story of resilience, "It Wasn't Exactly What I Expected" in this special edition of the Thin Threads series of books.  The stories demonstrate how resilient persons can start anew, and range from humorous to endearing, but are life affirming in every way.  

3rd edition
Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Providing Compassion During a Time of Need (3rd Ed., 457 pages)
By Barbara Rubel

2015. $69.95

Course credits: 30
Renewing your RN or LPN license? 30 CONTACT HOURS awarded by Western Schools upon completion of this course. Instant grading and certificate printing is available. Rich in content and inspiring in its approach, this must-have resource offers valuable information while encouraging personal and professional development for all nurses. Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Available at: 

Supporting Survivors of Homicide is available through the author at $14.95
As noted in my workshops and trainings, my resource, "Supporting Survivors of Homicide" is available at Western Schools or can be purchased directly through me. Please email me at if you would like a signed copy at a cost of $14.95 plus $2.00 S/H. (ISBN 978-1-68041-139-3, 18 pages, Western Schools).

Supporting Survivors of Homicide provides information on how to better serve grieving and traumatized families of murder victims. Although victim advocates and crisis responders have skill-based training for victim assistance, many other professionals who encounter those affected by homicide are unaware of the emotional and psychological impact of such crimes. As survivors grieve the death of their loved ones, they also must navigate the criminal justice system, learn their rights, and seek professionals in the community who can support them. To meet the immediate and long-term needs of survivors, it is important to recognize what directly affects the way survivors cope with their situations.

This course focuses on surviving homicide's aftermath; 30 factors that influence the way survivors react to homicide; grief reactions after a homicide; and the criminal justice system. It includes information on: parallel justice; victim assistance professionals; VINE; victims rights; victim impact statements; reparations programs and serving homicide survivors.

This resource is an extraction of and should not be taken with, N1658 Death, Dying, and Bereavement, 3rd Edition (30 contact hours available at

Contributing Writer, Sibyl Magazine