by Joan Harmon
The multitude of deaths in America today causes the need for healing in many homes across the country, increasing the need for grief support groups in many towns and communities.
After recovering from the devastating loss of her daughter, author Joan Harmon wrote The Survivors: Recovery Through Grief Support Groups to help anyone interested develop and organize a grief support group for their local community. Ranging from basic tips, such as where and how often to meet, to specifics topics for discussion and inspirational and encouraging Bible verses, The Survivors draws upon the authors personal and professional experiences to help you create a grief support group that is sure to help benefit your local community.
About the Author:
Joan Harmon is a retired registered nurse, certified in psychiatric and mental health nursing. She also received National Certification as a Bereavement Facilitator from the American Academy of Bereavement in Tucson, Arizona. For over 20 years, she has been holding grief support groups at her church in Berwick, Pennsylvania.
A mother of five children, with two now in heaven, Harmon began her work with grief support groups after the loss of her daughter. She recalls that, at the time, there were not any local support groups in her community to help her. With Gods help, she recovered, and after improving herself, she began her first grief support group. She now finds personal joy in helping others recover from their grief.