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support group

n.
A group of people, sometimes led by a therapist, who provide each other moral support, information, and advice on problems relating to some shared characteristic or experience: a support group for cancer survivors.

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n.
a group of people who meet regularly to support or sustain each other by discussing problems affecting them in common, as alcoholism or bereavement.
[1985–90]
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Events that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, exercise events, screenings and support groups.
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AWARE has been delivering faceto-face support groups since 1996.
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Support groups can help to inspire strength in those who have suffered a tremendous loss and can offer a sense of togetherness and understanding from people who have experienced the same feelings.
Western Australian support groups were today provided State Government funding, when Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney presented a cheque for $41,000 to ConnectGroups Support Groups Association.
Meena and many other families of special needs individuals have to thank support groups for making a positive impact on their lives.
The campaign aims to get people talking about their tinnitus experiences, and tinnitus support groups are considered an ideal place to do so, in the presence of others who experience the condition who can share experiences, advice and coping strategies.
ISLAMABAD, April 25, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- People with depression who use Internet support groups heavily tend to be more severely depressed and socially isolated than those who get less help on the Web.
Fortunately, there are debt support groups that can help you break the cycle.

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