No Time for Tears is a new kind of guide, rich with information and real-life stories, to help not only people struggling through grief due to the loss of a loved one but also those who counsel them. Psychotherapist Judy Heath draws on her experiences in private practice and in her own life, as well as years of research, to address the misconceptions, myths, and misinformation about grief that still abound today. She notes that while popular scholarship is still commonly rooted in Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's 1960s "five stages of grief" theory, more recent research shows that there are no exact stages of grief and that denial and avoidance are more common threads woven throughout. Heath shows readers that grief is a painful but natural process that our society tends to medicate and hurry people through, leaving them ill-prepared for the roller coaster of emotions, lack of focus, and other feelings they experience. No Time for Tears offers practical and useful ways to traverse the pitfalls that may lead to unresolved and lasting grief and to find comfort and peace. Those who counsel the bereaved will find new ways to inspire their practices and many tools to assist those in need. This second edition includes updated information about medication and grief, children and grief, coping after a loved one is murdered, and grief following the events of September 11.