How to Get the Most Out of Support Groups: Seniors and Caregivers
Support groups for almost any condition can be found to help the individual and the families who are dealing with a problem. Emotional and practical support is offered through an exchange of information by participants and guidance by a professional.
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What is a support group?
The good news is that support groups exist for all kinds of ailments and situations. While many groups hold meetings in hospitals, churches, schools, homes, libraries, or community centers, others are available online. The Daily Strength website offers immediate access to anonymous support groups who meet online. People who are dealing with common types of issues come together and strengthen each other by sharing their feelings, experiences, and suggestions related to those issues and their own situation. Participants can relate to what others in the group are going through and therefore don’t feel alone.
Tips for finding a support group
• Talk to your doctor or the hospital
• Ask friends who have gone through the same experience
• Search online for local meetings
• Check online for resources such as online support groups , blogs, or chat rooms that are focused on your issue
• Contact focused associations such as the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.
• Another great resource for discovering the appropriate type of support is the Mental Health America website, which guides
visitors to support groups. One may also visit the Mental Health America affiliate
website, which is an excellent resource for support groups by state.
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