A group of people who provide emotional support, practical help, information, guidance or feedback to ease stressful experiences and help with coping
a formal gathering of persons sharing common interests and issues. The participants and facilitators share information, mutual support and often exchange coping skills with one another.
Voluntary group of individuals who meet periodically to exchange information and to provide mutual comfort in connection with some medical problem. Various prostate cancer and impotence support groups exist for men and their families.
Groups of patients (and sometimes their relatives or friends) who have the same type of disease. Get together to talk about their experiences and find ways of helping themselves.
The existence or availability of people on whom an individual can rely for the provision of emotional caring and concern, and reinforcement of a sense of personal worth and value. Other components of support may include provision of practical or material aid, information, guidance, feedback and validation of the individual's stressful experiences and coping choices.
A group of people, usually strangers, who share a common bond and who meet to share feelings, reduce stress, and learn ways to help themselves.
A group that can offer educational and emotional support for a patient that has had a bariatric/gastric procedure. Various topics will be discussed each month to aid in the patient's success.
A group of people all sharing a certain problem or concern (such as having asthma, or having a child with asthma) who meet to discuss how they are dealing with it. Support groups provide emotional support by decreasing a person's sense of isolation and can also provide practical advice, since other members of the group have experience confronting similar challenges. Social workers associated with local hospitals or clinics should have information on what support groups are available in your area.
a gathering of people who share a common condition or interest
a group of grieving individuals who provide compassion and understanding in a warm, confidential, and caring atmosphere
a group of individuals that have come together to share information, understanding, and support about a specific topic or interest
a group of people who share your disease and maintain contact as a means of support, encouragement and sharing of knowledge
a mutual self help group of people who have lost a spouse or similarly close loved one
a place for people to come together to share coping strategies, discuss feelings, and make new friends
a small group of people who intentionally gather on a regular basis to ensure this happens in their lives in ways and doses that might not naturally occur
a way for people to help Parkinsonians cope with problems they all share
group of individuals who meet on a regular basis to exchange mutual support, often focusing on a shared area of difficulty. Many groups are organized at hospitals or treatment centers and people meet others live with a trained leader. Recently support groups can also meet on the Internet and chats are hosted by a survivor.
Any group without a physician that offers support and help through common experience to an individual.
An association of people whose shared experiences allow them to offer one another advice and encouragement.
Meetings for patients and/or family members to enhance emotional support.
A group of people with common experience to discuss their personal experiences and to support and educate each other.
A group of people you can turn to for emotional support. The group may also provide practical help, information, guidance and feedback about your stressful experiences and ways of coping.
Patients with similar problems who meet with health-care professionals for group discussion and support.
For the purposes of this article, any group of fellow-sufferers of a spiritual, emotional or physical trauma (or alleged trauma) meeting regularly to provide emotional and friendship support as well as advice and encouragement to each other.
a group of patients and their family members coordinated by medical professionals. The AICD support group provides an opportunity for members to share their experiences with AICD therapy and to discuss any concerns.
An organization or group that is outside the auspices of the DOE or school and thus is responsible for their own actions (i.e. pay their own General Excise and income taxes, and are not entitled to use the DOE's federal identification number). Examples will include PTSO's and booster clubs.
A group of people with like conditions or problems who offer support and guidance to one another. Can be led by a therapist.
A group of people who share a similar problem or concern. The people in the group help one another by sharing experiences, knowledge, and information.
A group of people with a common experience, such a disease, disorder, caregiving, etc., where one can share one's thoughts, feelings and concerns and receive information and support from other members of the group. Groups may or may not be facilitated by an expert. For more information, click on Support Groups.
A gathering of people who share a common concern and who meet regularly to offer one another emotional support and understanding.
Group of people composed of patients and assisting people to discuss disease-related issues for therapy.
A group of people with similar disease who meet to discuss how better to cope with their disease and treatment.
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Facilitated gathering of caregivers, family, friends, or others affected by a disease or condition for the purpose of discussing issues related to the disease.
A group established for families and/or persons with disabilities to discuss the problems they may have in coping with their life situation and to seek solutions to these problems. [Click Here To Return To List
In a support group, members provide each other with various types of nonprofessional, nonmaterial help for a particular shared burdensome characteristic. The help may take the form of providing relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks. A support group may also provide ancillary support, such as serving as a voice for the public or engaging in advocacy.