What is a Lupus Support Group?
A lupus support group is an informal gathering of individuals with lupus, their families and friends. It is a place where persons with lupus can share their experiences and ask questions. Most discussions focus on the "how-to's" of living with a chronic illness.
A Support Group:
- Fosters the sharing of feelings, hopes and concerns among people with lupus, family members and friends.
- Promotes education about lupus
- Provides a positive social experience for people who share a common illness.
It is a safe place for people to learn, share and help. Individual differences and confidentiality are respected.