Young Adult Support Group for those with ME/CFS, FM, Lyme, Long COVID, and Chronic Illness
*Please Note: Due to professional licensing issues, you must be a Massachusetts resident to attend this group.
Join us on Thursday nights @ 7:00 pm and Tuesday afternoons @ 3:30 pm ET.
This drop-in Virtual Support Group is interactive and provides a safe space for patients to share stories and experiences, ask questions, and offer one another support.
There is one registration for the entire session. Once registered, you are welcome to attend as many meetings as you like.
Winter Session Dates:
Thurs. Jan 18th at 7pm
Tues. Jan 30th at 3:30pm
January monthly Topic: Communicating about disability and chronic illness
Thurs. Feb. 15th 7pm
Tues. Feb. 27th 3:30pm
February monthly topic: Navigating dating/romantic relationships
Thurs. March 7th 7pm
Tues. March 19th at 3:30pm
March monthly topic: Self advocacy/accommodations for disability
The monthly topics are suggestions to guide the conversation. The group is not limited to these topics, and participants are free to raise questions and discuss whatever topics they would like.
This group is free for members, with any donations to offset costs welcome. A contribution of $25 or more will include annual membership.
Facilitator: Kerry Lang, LMHC
I am a mental health counselor, wellness coach and expressive art therapist who specializes in populations diagnosed with ME/CFS, Long Covid, Chronic Lyme disease, and similar illnesses. In addition to my personal experience of surviving and reaching remission from late stage neurological Lyme disease, I have over 7 years of experience working directly with patients dealing with complex medical issues. Before embarking on my private practice full time, I was the Mental Health Manager at a Harvard University and MGH affiliated hospital, where I provided individual psychotherapy to patients in addition to running support groups and wellness programs for those with Lyme disease and Long Covid. I currently sit on the boards of Ride Out Lyme and Invisible International, where I continue to advocate for the mental health of those with invisible health conditions. My approach is integrative and patient-centered, utilizing mind body medicine along with mindfulness, meditation, and the creative arts.
What age is Young Adult?
Anyone over the age of 18 who self-identifies as a young adult, either through age or via the life challenges typically experienced by this population. Relevant topics of this group are challenges with college/higher education, starting a career, housing challenges, dating and/or starting a family, and social challenges.
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