If you do not know others who are going through what you are going through, you can feel very isolated.
When you are among people who are experiencing similar problems, there is a unique emotional identification that is different from the type of support that can be given to you from your family and friends.
While not everyone wants or needs support beyond that offered by family and friends, you may find it helpful to turn to others outside your immediate circle.
In a support group, members are equals; this can make people feel much more comfortable opening up about their problems.
A support group is a safe place for someone who needs to talk about intensely personal issues, experiences, struggles, and thoughts.
Talking to others in support groups can help reduce anxiety, improves self-esteem, and helps members’ sense of well-being overall.
The benefits of participating in support groups may include:
- Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged;
- Talking openly and honestly about your feelings;
- And to help facilitate healthy grieving under the caring guidance of our support workers.