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Self-Help Group: Highland, IL

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10:30 AM -

ongoing

Recurring Event
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

In Person

Weinheimer Community Center
1100 Main Street
Highland, IL 62249
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*Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month

Contact Information
To join this self-help group, please contact group leader, Bonnie Winkeler, at 618-344-2207 or booboofan@aol.com.

Self-Help Groups

The Chapter sponsors a network of community self-help groups facilitated by people with MS for people with MS. The groups provide an opportunity to share information, discuss common concerns, and have fun in a relaxed social setting! Members of self-help groups share a belief that positive change happens through individual efforts with the support of others.
 
The benefits of these groups include:
  • Learning new information and strategies for confronting problems.
  • Finding reassurance and support from others with similar life experiences.
  • Developing personal insights and achieving personal growth.
  • Guest speakers sharing their expertise.
  • The opportunity to be helpful to others.
  • Feeling less isolated.
  • Learning to express feelings better and to be more sensitive to the feelings of others.
  • Feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges.
  • Developing a connection to a community and personal identification with a social group. 
To contact the MS Society about a self-help group, please call or email Ashley Green at 312-423-1119 or ashley.green@nmss.org.

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