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Support Groups

Discover the Strength of Support Groups – Your Way to Healing
Are you dealing with mental health challenges and looking to connect with people who understand what you’re going through? AIGAS offers support groups, a safe and welcoming space where individuals with similar mental health concerns come together to share their experiences, insights, and emotional support. These groups, led by mental health professionals or experienced individuals, can meet in person or virtually.

How Support Groups Can Help:

  1. Emotional Connection: In a support group, you’re not alone. You can connect with people who have faced similar struggles, fostering a sense of belonging and understanding.
  2. Shared Learning: Participants often share practical tips and strategies that have helped them effectively manage their mental health challenges.
  3. Reducing Isolation: Many people with mental health issues experience isolation, but support groups provide a community of empathetic individuals.

Numbers:

  • According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness each year.
  • Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) found that depression is a leading cause of disability.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for mental health support increased significantly, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting a 93% rise in mental health-related emergency department visits in the United States from April to October 2020.

Why Seeking Help Is Important:
Reaching out for help is a crucial step toward recovery. Support groups, combined with professional guidance, play a vital role in your mental health journey. Seeking support shows that you value your well-being and are taking an active step toward a healthier, more fulfilling life.

You don’t have to navigate the challenges of mental health by yourself. Join an AIGAS support group and find the strength and understanding you need to thrive. Your healing journey begins here.