Where he compels me to turn over the sheet, he must wait my leisure.
Emotional entanglement, group tension or interpersonal conflicts Inappropriate or unsound medical advice Competitive comparisons of whose condition or experience is worse Pros and cons of online support groups Online support groups offer benefits and risks that are particular to that format.
It's important to consider these factors before joining an online group. Benefits of online groups include: More frequent or flexible participation Opportunities for people who may not have local face-to-face support groups A degree of privacy or anonymity Risks of online support groups include the following: Communication only by written text can lead to misunderstanding or confusion among group members.
Anonymity may lead to inappropriate or disrespectful comments or behaviors.
Participation online may result in isolation from other friends or family. Online communities may be particularly susceptible to misinformation or information overload. People may use the online environment to prey on people, promote a product or commit fraud.
How to find a support group Information about support groups may be available from the following: Your doctor, clinic or hospital Nonprofit organizations that advocate for particular medical conditions or life changes National Institutes of Health websites for specific diseases and conditions Questions to ask before joining a support group Support groups vary in how they are organized and led.
Before joining a support group, ask the following questions: Is the group designed for people with a specific medical condition or certain stage of a disease?
Does the group meet for a set period of time or does it continue indefinitely? Where does the group meet? At what times and how often does the group meet? Is there a facilitator or moderator? Has the facilitator undergone training? Is a mental health expert involved with the group?
What are the guidelines for confidentiality? Are there established ground rules for group participation? What is a typical meeting like? Is it free, and if not, what are the fees?
Red flags that might indicate a problematic support group include: Promises of a sure cure for your disease or condition High fees to attend the group Pressure to purchase products or services Getting the most out of a support group When you join a new support group, you may be nervous about sharing personal issues with people you don't know.
At first, you may benefit from simply listening. Over time, however, contributing your own ideas and experiences may help you get more out of a support group. Try a support group for a few weeks.The latest Tweets from Art For Us, By Us (@SupportBlackArt). | #SupportBlackArt | We’re here for the exposure of artists of color, worldwide #unitethediaspora.
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