I want to share some exciting news with you. The Rachel Esther Myasthenia Gravis Foundation along with Sunrise Counseling Center is pleased to announce the launch of the first Online Myasthenia Gravis Teenage Support Group in the country.
This support program will provide a safe environment for teenagers with MG to discuss their disease with peers under the guidance of a Supportive Coach. It is of great importance that young people who are diagnosed with any chronic disease have a strong support system in place. Our Myasthenia Gravis Teenage Support Group will provide teens with the coping skills necessary to meet the myriad challenges of MG. A traditional support group is inaccessible to most teenagers with MG because they are few in number and live throughout the country. Thus, the online support group is an innovative way of solving this unique challenge.
Online support is not expected nor intended to treat more serious issues that would require face-to-face, formal psychotherapy.
The first group will meet Tuesday, December 13, 2011; space is limited. Please contact us if you want to join the group. We are already making plans for a second group.