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Support groups

If you’re coping with a chronic disease — or caring for someone who is — support groups are often the one place where others truly understand what you are experiencing.

The Gerlinger Support Group Room at Salem Health Community Health Education Center (CHEC) in Salem, Oregon, provides a comfortable setting for people to gather and share information in groups devoted to everything from cancer support to mental health.

Support groups can provide friendship, compassion, care-giving tips, new ideas—and hope. They also bridge you to local support and resources.

Learn more from the links below. If you can't find the kind of group you're looking for, click here for more community resources or call the CHEC at 503-814-2432. We'd be happy to help you look for resources.

Support groups by topic

Bariatric and weight management
Bone, muscle and joint conditions
Cancer
Drug and alcohol abuse
Heart and stroke
Men's health
Mental health
Parenting
Other support groups

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