It’s common to feel nervous, frightened, or even ashamed about joining a support group. It means you’re acknowledging and accepting the fact that the issue you’re facing is real, you can no longer avoid dealing with it, and you need help.
These can be hard things to accept, but there are ways to overcome the obstacles to taking that first step:
- Remind yourself that you have nothing to lose by giving a support group a fair try.
- Think of the fact that you’ll likely make new friends who will be more sympathetic than some of your closest friends and family.