Why Use a Support Group?
Support groups are one of the best places for people to meet others who are experiencing or have experienced a similar situation. Support groups provide an environment that promotes socialization, bonding with others and building a network of caring, supportive people.
Support groups are important because members can express their emotions in a safe, non-judgmental place. A support group gives its members the chance to vent their frustrations, anger and disappointments, as well as share their success stories. Support groups are not meant to be group therapy, but they do allow people to understand that they are not alone and to learn how others have handled similar emotions, problems and crises. Support groups can also allow people to share valuable information and insights into the dynamics of caregiving, as well as share information on specific illnesses or medical conditions.
Where to Find a Support Group
Support groups are found in many different locations. Some places that may offer information on a support group include hospitals, doctors’ offices, senior newspapers, churches, the Internet, and information-and-assistance services such as
Senior Services’ Help Line 336-724-2040.
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