a group of people who meet regularly to support or sustain each other by discussing problems affecting them in common, as alcoholism or bereavement.
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How to use support group in a sentence
That could be a phone call to a trained caregiver like a therapist, to a peer in a work-sponsored support group, or just to a friend or colleague who’s in a similar situation.Stay calm under pressure with lessons learned in the world’s most stressful careers | Rob Verger | January 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
There are no local support groups, no secret club of those who share in this uniquely horrible sense of loss.‘I said goodbye to my sister through a computer screen’ | Holly Bailey | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The woman—who had reached out to the doctor days before and received no reply—was able to join a support group and receive lactation counseling through the platform.Pregnant in the pandemic? It helps to have good Wi-Fi. | Cat Ferguson | December 14, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
He found an online support group and told its leaders he wanted to help others struggling in the pandemic.For months, he helped his son keep suicidal thoughts at bay. Then came the pandemic. | William Wan | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
This support group session will be led by actor and disability advocate Andy Arias.
The veteran, said he met Stone at support group Vets for Veterans.
They started attending a Mormon support group that encouraged LGBT people to “come back to God” and return to heterosexuality.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank | Emily Shire | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She said she believes Wilson acted in self-defense, but if she were convinced otherwise, she would close down her support group.Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Has a Serious Online Fan Club | Gideon Resnick | August 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Led by the Rose City Riveters support group, the fans make the stadium come alive every game.Portland Is Ground Zero for the Best Women’s Soccer in the World | Evelyn Shoop | June 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I met my husband at a support group for former ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Maybe I could meet up with the first and form a support group?Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town | Cory Doctorow