One of our most important programs that we run is our support group network. We have this high opinion of support groups for two main reasons:
- To foster open discussion of how lupus affects our lives
- To assist and support group members in developing skills to deal with their (or a friend or family member's) life with lupus
A support group is not designed to provide professional psychotherapy or counseling. Almost all Greater Ohio Chapter support group facilitators are volunteers, who have a desire to help others. These volunteers are not always trained professionals, but all support group facilitators receive special training by professionals to provide a caring non-threatening environment. Confidentiality is a must! Any information that might individually identify a group member cannot be discussed/revealed outside the group.
FAQ's About Support Groups
*It should be noted that the opinions and statements expressed by the group members do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the Greater Ohio Chapter.