Support groups are a place for people who share a common problem to meet regularly in order to discuss their experiences and exchange emotional support.
Embrace is working on organizing a support group which will be led by a psychologist and a member who has had training in facilitating group discussions. Everything that takes place within the support group remains confidential.
Support groups are not a substitute for individual professional counseling or for group therapy which is led a by professional therapist. Nevertheless, they can be a helpful coping tool to complement formal treatment.
The biggest benefit of support groups is helping individuals suffering from mental illnesses to realize they are not alone in their problem, which can be a source of relief. Being with others who are facing a similar type of situation can help you open up and discuss your feelings.