Have you, or someone you know, experienced a life changing loss? The death of a loved spouse, child or friend? Loss of a limb? Divorce? Death of a pet? The Joy in the Mourning Center for Life Losses is here to offer support, friendship and hope in a non-judgmental environment and help you move through your grief to a joyful tomorrow.
We offer a variety of support groups, classes and counseling opportunities for you or someone you care about to return to the joy of living. Please download our brochure for future reference.
“Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love”
A 9-week Faith-based Grief Recovery Program.
Are you or someone you know, struggling with the aftermath of a suicide? “Joy in the Mourning”® Center for Life Losses is offering a grief recovery program designed especially for individuals struggling with the loss of a loved one to suicide. This compassionate, faith-affirming and supportive recovery program will help you or someone you know; navigate the journey through grief, particularly during the first year. Click here for details.
The Joy in the Mourning® Center office has moved to
518 E. Main Street, Suite 2, Lexington, SC. Click here for directions.
Meditation on Crying
By Chris Morrison
Last June I earned a Certificate of Crying. It was given out after a workshop at The Compassionate Friends National Conference and reads "Chris Morrison has completed the graduate course in Advanced Crying and has earned the right to cry whenever necessary with all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto." The certification, a welcome light touch after a serious talk, gave us permission to do what we had already been doing for quite some time . [Read More]
'Real' Men and Mourning"
I’m a big fan of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. I read their website every day, watch all their games and follow the off-season stories.
A couple days ago the Eagles’ Head Coach, Andy Reid, lost his 29 year old son Garrett to a battle with drug addiction. Garrett died on Monday. Garrett’s funeral was yesterday. And Andy Reid — Garrett’s father — will be back to coaching the Eagles today for their first preseason game. [Read More]