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Getting Support from a Group

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If you're facing a particular stress, like a serious illness, you may want to get additional support beyond what your friends and family can offer. Support groups can provide:

  • concrete suggestions and information about the issue
  • people who can empathize with how you are feeling
  • a reminder that you're not alone
  • inspiration from seeing others coping well

You'll likely benefit most from attending a group in person since hearing someone's voice and seeing the look on a person's face can really deepen connection, but if there's no group in your area, consider online support or discussion groups.

The CWU Counseling Clinic has a variety of groups you can consider. Check them out at www.cwu.edu/medical-counseling.