Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Trauma Survivors Support Group
Coming Soon (Virtually)
The traumatic injury impacts not only the physical functioning of the individual but the psychosocial health of the patient and their family. Support groups offer survivors an opportunity to connect with other survivors and receive and give support. The support group is well suited for easing trauma survivors’ emotional stress, including feelings of isolation, loneliness, depression, helplessness and hopelessness. By normalizing the experience of recovery and increasing the survivor’s self-efficacy through education and resource sharing, support groups have the potential to strengthen the survivor’s coping, as well as reduce isolation.
Kathryn Kowalsky, LICSW