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Support Groups 101

A Support Group Compared To A Self Help Group

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Self help groups are basically support groups that are led by members instead of mental health professionals.

When a group is led by a mental health professional, there is someone who:

  • Tries to keep the overall tone of each meeting positive.
  • Looks out for the emotional safety of each member during each meeting.
  • Watches the emotional needs of each member so that each member can leave the meeting feeling more positive than when the meeting started.
  • Watches for misinformation. 
  • With a self help group, no one is charged with these objectives. Even if a member takes on this role, he or she has no formal training in this area.

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