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Support Groups 101

How To Cope If A Support Group Member Becomes Sicker Or Dies

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A downside of support groups is the possibliity that other peoplein the group may experience an unexpected decline in their health or die.

If this happens, keep in mind that what happens to any particular individual does not indicate what will happen to you. Just as statistics do not apply to any particular individual, neither does what happens to another person, or even a group of people. We are each as individual as a snow flake.

It is normal to grieve over the loss of a person you know. Grief can show up as depression, anxiety or panic.  

  • If grief begins to unduly burden your life, seek help. Start by talking with your medical professional. 
  • To learn about dealing with loss and grief, click here.  
  • To learn about the signs of depression, click here. For steps you can take to help lessen the effects of depression, click here.  
  • To learn about anxiety and dealing with it, click here. For information about coping with panic, click here

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