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From hearing how the group leader or other members feel about this behavior, the patient may gain insight into his or her anxieties and conflicts. The group may provide emotional support for self-revelation and a structured environment for trying out new ways of relating to people. In contrast, there are other groups that focus on altering behavior, with less or minimal attention paid to gaining insight into the causes of the problems.
A network of people with something in common who meet regularly and give and receive help, advice, friendship and emotional support.
A group of people with a similar disease or psychological ailment (e.g., cancer, AIDS, bereavement, etc.) who share encouragement, consolation, information regarding recovery, who meet regularly to help each other cope with the disease and/or therapy.
A general term for those persons in an individuals personal “circle”, upon whom the individual can call in times of personal crisis.
Children, spouses, siblings, friends, etc., who may help the person through the crisis, often by merely being good listeners.
support groupPsychology A group of people with a similar disease–eg, CA, AIDS, who share encouragement, consolation, information regarding recovery, who meet regularly to help each other cope with the disease and/or therapy Social medicine Those persons in an individual's 'circle,' who can be called in times of personal crisis Examples Children, spouses, siblings, friends, etc, who may help the person through the crisis, often by merely being 'good listeners'. See Companionship, Marriage bonus, Most significant other, Psychoneuroimmunology, Twelve step program; Cf Social isolation.
Patient discussion about support group
Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.
You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.
You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.
Get together with others you trust and talk.
Call home and talk.
Find a friend and talk.
I pray. God listens.
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