Reaching Out for Stroke Support

A stroke support group was started in my area for stroke survivors under age 50.  Listening to the stories took me back to the time when I survived a massive stroke at age 31.  No matter the background or experience, we all had something to learn and share.  Naturally, none of us ever imagined talking about this, but once your there can’t you can’t help but connect and share.  Knowing your not alone can make a big difference in your recovery.

Recent scientific studies are validating the importance of social support in stroke recovery. Social interaction and simply feeling connected to others helps ease the depression and isolation so common after stroke. “Going to a group is like going to a country where everyone speaks your language,” said one survivor. “Stroke survivors know what it’s like. There’s an immense bond.”

Sharing insights and experiences in a support group can help stroke survivors, their families, and friends as they continue on their life path.  Reaching out for guidance and support can often make the difference in leading to a successful recovery. Discover simple ways to connect with others and share. You will feel better and so will they.


No support group in your area, or do mobility or time restrictions make it hard to make it to a group? You can attend our support community on your schedule, without leaving the comfort of home.  Join the Bcenter forum and chat with survivors around the world.

Tell us about your support, and /or come chat with us ….

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4 Comments on this article

  • Beani Cecile July 1, 2011

    My Stroke Survivors meeting is only once a month and I am the youngest person there by 10-30 years but I still enjoy everyone! It would be nice to have folks to chat with online as well. You’ve just put a bee in my bonnet!


  • That is exactly why I built a forum on the Bcenter. It’s an easy way to chat with others online. Thank you for helping to pollinate it. It’s just getting started so invite all your friends. :)


  • Kate Watts July 9, 2011

    As my blood pressure rises, I am somewhat shaken by that…and in this past week I have felt an emotional assault against my soul, and with time passing on and my right hand not fully functioning yet, a flood of fears are raging towards me.
    They whisper that Gods promise is fake and I will have another stroke and not die but worse be held captive by my body!!!
    Its a wicked lie from the pit of hell and I will not bow down before that fear!!! Amen!! I will rise up within myself and trust in someone much bigger and better than I…I will grab hold of the promises of peace and strength and run toward my future with gratitude and love!!!! This stroke WILL not define me but rather fine tune me, to be played as a wonderful instrument to my fellow survivors!!!!!


    • Valerie, Bcenter Founder July 10, 2011

      Kate, I’m so proud of you. Thank you for sharing your fears and allowing your warrior spirit to fight them. Fear can be so crippling. Reaching out for support will make a difference.


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