Support Groups?

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Support Groups?

Hello everyone. It's been a while since I've posted here. I still read all of your stories, and my heart breaks for your losses. I cannot express how sorry I am that we all have to be here.

It's been just over 5 months since my loss, and I am still having a very hard time. I can function just fine on a day to day basis, but I still feel very sad and angry. Some people have questioned if I think I should be on medication, which honestly I do not think I need. Unfortunately I went through something horrible, and graphic, and I think it will be a long time before I can get these images and feeling out of my head.

I was curious if anyone has ever been to a real life support group. My doctor never mentioned anything to me right after my loss, but I have noticed online that the hospital has a support group that meets once a month. I am just wondering what something like that would be like. I don't really like talking in front of people, but if it were the right atmosphere I would probably open up. I'm just not sure what goes on during these support group meetings. I don't even post here as much as I probably should, it always feels better to get things out, especially to those who know what it's like.

If anyone has any insight, I'd really appreciate it Smile


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Joined: 04/12/07
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That's great that your hospital has a support group. It wouldn't hurt to try it.

As far as medication goes, that decision can only be made by you (an your dr). Perrsonally, I think it's a bit rude to even suggest that to someone. I've never liked the guidelines of after x months you should begin to feel better. Everyone is different and grieving is a healthy thing to do. :bigarmhug: And of course, we are here if you need us.