If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can call 988 to immediately be connected to a mental health counselor for free and receive referrals for whatever resources you need, available 24/7 year-round.
Slack Support Group: The Body Politic Slack support group provides members with emotional support, resources, community, and opportunities for advocacy. If you have tested positive, are experiencing symptoms, or are recovering from COVID-19, you can sign up for the support group here.
Chronic Illness Chapters: The Center for Chronic Illness promotes well-being and decreases isolation for those impacted by chronic illness through support and education. Their online support groups are professionally-facilitated and offer psychoeducational tools for coping. All groups are based on Pacific Standard Time. All of our web-based support groups are free of cost, but in order to participate you need to sign up ahead of time. To see the full schedule, click here.
Blooming Magnolia Network: Blooming Magnolia’s mission is to empower others by providing a platform to strengthen & protect mental health and support those afflicted with Long-Covid through education and funding of therapeutic research. To join, click here.
Virtual Support Groups: Both of the monthly support groups are designed to include people with ME/CFS, FM, Long COVID, and co-existing conditions. The first 30-minutes will focus on a predetermined topic followed by general discussion for the last half of the hour. We also welcome supporters and loved ones. Advance Registration is required, so click here for a complete schedule.
Warrior Circles Community Events: Every Wednesday from 9-9:30 AM PT, Alia Health hosts a live video support group for patients living with Long COVID. In this virtual circle, we come together in a safe, intimate, and supportive space to share stories and connect with one another. Sign up here.
COVID-19 Longhauler Advocacy Project
State-specific Support Chapters: LCA co-founder C19LAP’s mission is advocacy, education, and support. They host chapters and advocacy teams for every U.S. state, with additional chapters for special populations like pediatrics/teens, healthcare workers, veterans, educators, BIPOC, and caregivers. This is a safe place to talk with others about Long COVID, medical care and resources, legislation, community services, recognition, patient and provider education, gaslighting, self-advocacy, and more. Click here to find your chapter.
American Chronic Pain Association
ACPA Support Groups by state: Here to provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills, as facilitated by group members themselves.ACPA groups do not focus on symptoms or provide treatment of any kind; rather, they are a means for people to share what they have learned and to encourage others to create more satisfying lives. Click here to find your chapter.