Of course you know that there are many other people suffering from migraine in your area. The statistics practically guarantee it. But do you ever talk? Share ideas? Combine resources? Encourage each other?
These could be motivations for starting a support group in your area.
Support groups are found all over the world, and can be very helpful. But there are also a lot of possible problems and issues involved.
Renee Bernau from the USA has lived through some of the pros and cons of support groups. The good news – she wants to share her experience with you, so that you can successfully start a group in your area.
Her mini-manual, “How to Start a Support Group”, is available for free through the Migraine Research Foundation. It discusses some ways to avoid problems, what to expect, and how to make the most of your group.
Don’t forget, you can support migraine research by giving to the Migraine Research Foundation here, or outside of the USA here.
And if you’ve started a support group, feel free to leave a comment and tell us about your experiences.