By Paul Wynn (Article dated February 24, 2022 – Reposted from US News and World Report)
Support groups can provide a safe place to connect and learn to cope. Consider these pros and cons before joining a group.
Humans are hardwired to relate to those around them for their own well-being and sense of belonging. Mental illness can be isolating, making it challenging to connect with others. Joining a support group with others who face similar challenges can provide that important sense of support, community and kinship while also providing other important benefits like improving coping skills and enhanced self-awareness.
This article goes on to discuss the pros and cons of Mental Health support groups.