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Support Groups

The Center for Chronic Illness offers support groups for anyone impacted by chronic illness and rare disease. All programs are free of cost, meet virtually, and are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. *Please note, while our support groups are professionally-facilitated and may offer psycho-educational tools for coping, our groups are NOT psychotherapy or counseling groups and are not an exchange for individual psychotherapy. 

Please follow these steps to sign up for a support group:

  1. Visit the HeyPeers website 

  2. Enter your email address, and click continue

  3. Enter your first and last name, and choose a username

  4. Choose a password, and agree to the HeyPeers Terms & Conditions

  5. Enter some demographic information and agree to Center for Chronic Illness disclaimer

  6. Find a meeting from the List or Calendar view, and click Register

To watch our webinar on getting signed up on HeyPeers, visit our YouTube pageVisit our Testimonials page to learn more about what attendees who join our programs say. If you have questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Scroll below to see a full list and description of our programs. Please contact us with any questions.

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General Chronic Illness Support Groups
General Chronic Illness Support Groups
BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Support Group
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Living with Chronic Illness 

4th Mondays

6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST

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Living with Chronic Illness (for Washington state residents)

2nd & 4th Wednesday

5:30-6:30pm PST

Contact us for the password for this group

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Creativity and Chronic Illness

every Sunday 

10am-11:30am PST /

1-2:30pm EST

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Body Image and Chronic Illness 

3rd Wednesdays

3-4pm PST / 6-7pm EST

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Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST

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COVID-19 Long-Haulers

4th Saturdays

10-11am PST / 1-2pm EST

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Teens Living with Chronic Illness  

for teens (ages 15-17)

1st Monday

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST 

 

*Please note both a parent / guardian and teen will need to sign a consent form before the teen can participate in the group (contact us to obtain the form)

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Living with Postpartum Chronic Illness Support Group

3rd Thursdays

3-4pm PST / 6-7pm EST

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Living with Migraines

2nd and 4th Wednesdays

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST


Updated 11/9/2023

BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Support Groups
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Supporting African Americans Living with Chronic Illness  

2nd & 4th Wednesdays

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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LGBTQIA+ and Living with Chronic Illness 

2nd Tuesdays

5-6pm PST / 8-9pm EST

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Supporting Asian Americans Living with Chronic Illness

3rd Thursdays

2-3pm PST / 5-6pm EST


Updated 3/26/2024

Support Groups for Loved Ones
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Supporting Loved Ones

Spouses, partners, parents, adult children, friends, and neighbors are welcome 

4th Mondays

5-6pm PST / 8-9pm EST

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Parenting Chronic Illness

2nd Mondays

5-6pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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Supporting Loved Ones Living with Thyroid Eye Disease Support Group 

3rd Tuesday of every other month

6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST

4th Mondays on the alternating months

3-4pm PST / 6-7pm EST


Updated 2/9/2024

Rare Chronic Illness Support Groups
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Living with Rare Chronic Illness

1st Tuesdays

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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Living with Rare Chronic Illness (for Washington state residents)

2nd Wednesdays

1:30-2:30pm PST

Contact us for the password for this group

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Living with Cystinosis

3rd Tuesdays

4-5pm PST / 7-8pm EST

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Living with Thyroid Eye Disease Support Group - 1st Tuesdays

6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST

2nd Mondays

3-4pm PST / 6-7pm EST

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Supporting Loved Ones Living with Thyroid Eye Disease Support Group 

3rd Tuesday of every other month

6-7pm PST / 9-10pm EST

4th Mondays on the alternating months

3-4pm PST / 6-7pm EST


Updated 2/9/2024

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