Selecting a chronic illness support group is an important decision, and it's essential to choose a group that's a good fit for your needs. Here are some tips to help you select a support group:
Research your options: Look for support groups in your area, and research them online. You can also ask your healthcare provider or other trusted sources for recommendations.
Consider the format: Some support groups meet in person, while others are held online. Decide which format is best for you based on your preferences and needs.
Determine the focus: Some support groups are geared towards specific conditions, while others are more general. Choose a group that aligns with your needs.
Evaluate the facilitator: The facilitator plays a crucial role in the success of the group. Look for a facilitator who is knowledgeable, empathetic, and respectful.
Attend a meeting: Attend a meeting or two to get a feel for the group and its members. Ask questions and determine if the group is a good fit for you.
Remember that support groups can be an excellent source of comfort, education, and resources. Take your time and choose a group that will meet your needs and help you on your journey.
Mast Cell Disorders/MCAS
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Ehlers-Danlos, Marfan and Related CTDS New England/MA Support Group -this is the official Facebook home of this group