To ring in the new year, we have a few exciting updates about Pain Connection, our network of support groups.
Pain Connection Live is moving to Zoom!
Since it was launched in 2011, Pain Connection Live has provided support to more than a thousand individuals over the phone. This year, however, we’ve realized the value of videoconferencing. It’s wonderful to be able to not only hear but see one another, even from the comfort of home.
With that in mind, as of Jan. 1, Pain Connection Live calls will be moving to Zoom. Going forward, these meetings will be known as “National Chronic Pain Support Groups.”
To register for an upcoming meeting (or to download helpful resources if you’re new to Zoom), visit the new landing page. Our first meeting of the year in this new format will be Jan. 7 at 1:30 pm ET.
New, specialized groups
While many people with chronic pain experience similar challenges, for certain populations, those challenges may look a little different.
To offer more targeted support to pain warriors, we’re excited to share three new chronic pain support groups. We hope to expand these special offerings over time.
- VETERANS: First Thursday of the month from 8-9 pm ET, facilitated by Kate Benson, a Coast Guard veteran
- CAREGIVERS/PARTNERS: Fourth Monday of the month from 8-9 pm ET, facilitated by Malcolm Herman & Jennine Watson
- LGBTQ+: First Sunday of the month from 7-8 pm ET (beginning Feb. 7 – note time/date correction), facilitated by Elisa Friedlander, LMFT
As always, we also continue to offer state-based groups, many of which are meeting virtually over Zoom.
We hope to see you at one or more of these upcoming meetings.
Please help us spread the word about them!
Special thanks to electroCore for sponsoring the veterans group; additional support for specialized groups is thanks to Amgen & Novartis.