Raleigh Lupus support group formed
The Lupus Foundation of America's Piedmont chapter (LFAPC), a support organization for individuals living with lupus, has added a new local group. Support group meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the North Carolina Psychiatry Association in Raleigh, with the first meeting April 26.
The Raleigh group has been formed for those living with lupus, as well as their family members and caregivers. LFAPC's volunteer group will provide participants with an opportunity to receive introductory information about lupus, encourage the expression of concerns, provide an opportunity to share experiences, encourage and support positive coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of medical treatment. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion.
"The announcement of this new group in Raleigh is the culmination of work that started years ago to build and establish more support services for those in the Triangle area living with lupus," says Christine John-Fuller, LFAPC president and CEO. "These efforts began in 2009 with our very first Raleigh Walk For Lupus Now, which has allowed us to fund this new support group, additional area educational programs and leading national research."
For more information on lupus or the support group, call toll-free (877) 849-8271 or visit www.lupuslinks.org.