Sometimes it can be very helpful to connect with others who have experienced or are currently dealing with the same issues. Here are a few online support groups:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self Help and Support Group
The IBS Self Help and Support Group, formed its charter in 1987 as a public education organization for those who suffer from IBS, those who are looking for support for someone who has IBS, medical professionals who want to learn more about IBS and to be responsible patient advocates on local, regional and federal levels.
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- American Liver Foundation
The American Liver Foundation’s mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
- Colon Cancer
The Susan Cohan Kasdas Colon Cancer Foundation began with one woman’s extraordinary fight against colon cancer. Susie’s Story ignited a community into action. The mission of Susie’s Cause is to dramatically reduce the death rate of colon cancer throughout the United States and across the world.
The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is dedicated to the eradication of viral hepatitis, a disease affecting over 500 million people around the world. We seek to raise awareness of this enormous worldwide problem and to motivate people to support this important - and winnable - battle.