Thank you for joining the VeDA Ambassdor Board and raising awareness about vestibular disorders in our local and online communities! Here are some tools that you can use to set goals and share information. Questions?
Support groups provide a unique and critical service: acceptance. This forum allows individuals to ask questions and to learn in a non-judgmental and safe environment. Participants know that everyone attending the meeting understands and has compassion for the functional difficulties of getting through each day. As a result, less frustration and energy are spent on proving or defining limitations. More energy is available for appreciating the character and companionship offered by others, and recognizing personal self-worth.
Support groups recognize the challenges of living with a vestibular disorder and provide an opportunity for people to share their stories, find understanding and support, and increase awareness of vestibular disorders through group discussion, informative sessions, and access to resources.
Many patients cannot leave their home or do not have a local support group available. An online support group allows them to have a dynamic discussion with other patients to ask questions, share coping strategies, and receive support.
You may also want to participate in a Facebook Support Group. These groups can help get you connected to other vestibular patients where you can share stories, ask questions, and find support.
If you already facilitate a vestibular support group in your area, or would like to, VeDA can help. We provide guidance and administrative support tools to get you started and promote your group, as well as discussion outlines and other tips.