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Pain Management

10 Tips for Starting a Support Group

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Keep meetings positive and encouraging


Be a better listener than talker


Remember that you set the tone for the meeting


Develop your own personal support system


Connect with other support group leaders


Set limits and stick to them


Encourage members to use the buddy system


Be on the lookout for other potential leaders


Ask for help when you need it


Be prepared to handle suicide threats


Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards

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Karen is the co-founder of the National Fibromyalgia Association. She writes for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Pain Management.