Paralysis

Living with Paralysis Support Group

Hosted By
Steven M.
Monday, May 13, 2024 | 07:00pm - 08:00pm EDT
Free
5 seats remaining
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About this meeting
Life with paralysis can present many challenges, whether you are newly injured or have been living with paralysis for years. These meetings will provide an opportunity for group members to gain insight, guidance and support from others who understand what they are going through. Meetings are conducted in an open forum/conversational format and members are encouraged to raise topics and ask questions related to living with paralysis that are of interest or concern to them. This meeting is open specifically to people living with paraplegia.
Hosts
  • Host

    Steven M.

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  • Co-host

    Keyonna M.

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Recent reviews
I really appreciated the combo of 1 lead with paralysis and another with a mental health background. It seemed the one without paralysis did the best job of keeping track of the group and the individual members, and the one with paralysis dead a nice job of contributing to topics. I do wish they had used their names in the sign in space, if that’s possible – on the screen, it showed their last names, so I didn’t remember what to call them.
Apr 23, 2024
Much appreciated the 2 facilitators approach as well as others that understand what we're going through
Apr 09, 2024
They are both very friendly and very informative.
Mar 26, 2024
Steve and Dan are both great. Very knowledgeable and sincere.
Jan 23, 2024
Great job by Steve and Dan!
Jan 23, 2024
Steve is a great group leader. Very interactive and helpful.
Nov 14, 2023
Very friendly and easy to talk to. Very knowledgeable.
Aug 29, 2023
both compassionate and knowledgeable.
Aug 15, 2023
He is very friendly and informative. He always has good ideas and suggestions for things that may help different situations.
Aug 15, 2023
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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

 Mission

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.

Paralysis Resource Center

The Reeve Foundation's National Paralysis Resource Center is a free, comprehensive, national source of information and support for people living with paralysis and their family members/caregivers.  The National Paralysis Resource Center offers a variety of services and resources, including a team of Information Specialists trained to help individuals living with paralysis and their families locate information and resources; a national peer-to-peer mentoring program; a military and veterans program designed to support the needs of current service members and veterans; and the Paralysis Resource Guide, a free 442-page book that is a comprehensive, illustrated information tool for people affected by paralysis and for those who care for them. 

Support Groups

The Reeve Foundation's Living with Paralysis and Caring for a Family Member Living with Paralysis support groups provide an opportunity for members to connect with others who understand what they are going through and to gain support, insight and guidance. Separate groups are held for individuals living with quadriplegia, those living with paraplegia, and family members/caregivers so that meetings can focus on the unique needs and challenges of each.  Group meetings are led by two facilitators: a mental health professional and a peer with lived experience. 

Disclaimer

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s support groups provide support and education for individuals living with paralysis and their family members/caregivers.  These groups are led by a team of two facilitators: a mental health professional and a peer with lived experience.  While the support groups can provide psychoeducational information and support, they do not provide any type of clinical or therapeutic services, interventions or treatments nor do they provide diagnosis of any type of mental or physical condition.  Please consult with your physician or other appropriate medical or mental health professional before making any changes to your medical or mental health care or routines based on discussions held in the support groups.  If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or others or thoughts of suicide, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.

Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.