SUPPORT GROUPS

 

DEFINITION
People experiencing life problems and challenges are often helped by participating in a support group. Members of support groups share their experiences, strengths, and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources. Support groups exist for a wide variety of illnesses, disabilities, addictions, bereavement, parenting and many other stressful life problems.

TYPES OF GROUPS IN CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

  • Professionally-facilitated groups
  • Structured Christian-oriented groups
  • Online
  • Secular 12 step models with or without professional participation
  • Groups that use a set of guidelines prepared by a national organization or headquarters
  • Groups that have no professional participation or specifically-structured format

There are approximately 2000 support groups meeting in Connecticut.

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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: December2013