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The Advocacy Connector connects Patients and Caregivers with Resources to help those with varying diagnoses. If you are interested in connecting with a support group in your area try the Advocacy Connector sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
What Are Support Groups?
Support groups are organizations of people who share a common disorder, and who meet together to discuss their experiences, share ideas, and provide emotional support for one another. The biggest advantage of support groups is helping a patient realize that he or she is not alone; that there are other people who have similar problems. This is often a revelation and a huge relief to the person.
Are Support Groups Beneficial?
Being in a support group can also help you develop new skills to relate to others. In addition, the members of the group who have the same problems can support each other and may suggest new ways of dealing with a particular situation.
What Should I Expect From My Support Group?
Support groups vary, but a basic format is a small group of people meeting on a regular basis to discuss their experiences and provide mutual support. These groups can help anyone who is in need of emotional or mental support for a particular problem or diagnosis.