Support groups can be an invaluable source to patients living with autoimmune diseases.
Support groups tend to be organized at the local level and be too varied for AARDA to keep a comprehensive list with accurate information. Therefore, we recommend contacting disease-specific organizations, such as those in the National Coalition of Autoimmune Patient Groups.
Additionally, those searching for support groups can try these tips.
- Search social media sites to find online groups and forums
- Contact health, religious, or other locally based organizations
- Contact social workers or social services, these can be found at local hospitals
- Contact your local hospital who may offer a general support group for persons with chronic illnesses. You may not sit next to someone with the same disease, but you may face the same types of challenges.