Mental Health Matters looks at the value of support groups
It can feel like a great burden being lifted, when you realize other people are having the same issue you're having. That's the magic of support groups: meeting with other people who are working to overcome similar problems.
This month's edition of Mental Health Matters, our joint project with National Alliance on MentaI Illness-Southern Oregon, focuses on the benefits of attending a support group.
Andra Hollenbeck of NAMI-SO returns, with guests Doug Westberg, a peer group facilitator, and Jen (last name omitted at her request), who was a nurse and then trained to be a certified peer group counselor, and Claire Martin, who joined her first support group in the COVID/Zoom era.