Posted 5/13/2017 7:20 PM (GMT -7)
I have a question about Statement #68, which I wholeheartedly agree with, and I know to be your brainchild. I was wondering why you didn't include specific mention of online support groups like HealingWell or Inspire. Like you, I participate actively in live support groups, but not everyone lives in a place where live support groups are available. Plus online support brings together a wider range of voices and experiences than is ever possible in a live group. Also, it offers anonymity to the patient - he can say whatever he thinks without fear that anyone knows him. I, personally, love the ease with which we can share links to other sources of information (just as you did with this thread). I think it deserves a nod from the community of clinicians, as well as an acknowledgement from us that they may have to explain more than they ever had to before.