We Are Here For You

Global Neurosciences Institute (GNI) Foundation’s Support Groups provides patients, their family, caregivers, and loved ones a space where they can talk freely about their challenges and issues without being judged. Sharing experiences with others in a similar situation can provide empowerment and control, in turn reduce stress and depression.

Support Groups

The heart of our program is to provide a sense of empowerment through friendship and peer-to-peer communication. At Global Neurosciences Institute, we treat our patients and their family members as our family — one GNI family. Together, we will work to provide answers, support, and comfort through our Support Group programs.

2022 Stroke Support Group Meeting Schedule

The last Wednesday of each month from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(Virtual options available and physical locations will vary)

MARCH 30, 2022
Topic: Medication and Side Effects
Led by: Mandy Binning, MD & Natalie Gofman, PharmD
Location: Virtual Only
Click here to register for March 30.

APRIL 27, 2022
Topic: Stroke and Memory Loss
Led by: G. Peter Gliebus, MD
Location: Virtual Only
Click here to register for April 27.

MAY 25, 2022
Topic: Support from Survivors
Led by: Mandy Binning, MD & Andrea Lewis
Location: Virtual Only
Click here to register for May 25.

JUNE 29, 2022
Topic: Psychological Behaviors
Led by: Jennifer L. Gallo, PhD
Location: Virtual Only
Click here to register for June 29.

Break for Summer

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022
Topic: Exercise and Mobility
Led by: Mandy Binning, MD
Location: Virtual Only
Click here to register for September 28.
Registration for in-person coming soon.

OCTOBER 26, 2022
Topic: Emergency Preparedness
Led by: Karen Greenberg, DO
Location: Virtual Only
Click here to register for October 26.
 

NOVEMBER 30, 2022
Topic: Modifiable Risk Factors
Led by: Rudy Rahme, MD
Location: Virtual Only
Click here to register for November 30.

 

Need for Peer Support, Hope and Encouragement

Not everyone copes with life’s difficulties the same way. Our program offers support and help patients need to adjust to changes in their lives. Sharing similar problems is a way to learn to live with those changes. The aim of our program is to unite patients around their common experiences to find positive solutions and support for each other.

The open, non-judgmental, nature of our Support Groups is one of the best ways to feel that you’re not alone.

We are all social, needing plenty of contact and connection with one another to thrive. But for many of our patients, who may have a wide range of disabilities, maintaining social contacts can be difficult. That’s why a connection to our Support Groups is so important.

  • We counter loneliness and isolation. One of the most difficult realities after a neurologic event or diagnosis.
  • We provide a non-judgmental, compassionate space where you can talk about your feelings.
  • We give you ways to improve your coping skills and help you adjust to a new life situation.
  • We work to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
  • We provide different information about your medical team, treatments, and other resources you may not have known about or know you will need in the future.
  • We bring together new friends who are dealing with similar situations.

 

Experience to Help You Successfully Adapt

Recovery is not a linear process. Our programs are not about comparing stories. They are about communicating and being tuned in to your life, to help with changing needs and concerns.

We provide comfort and guidance with:

  • The changing of life roles and new responsibilities
  • Social affiliations
  • Fatigue management
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Changing needs, new realities
  • Adjusting to routines
  • Managing care
  • Understanding your situation
  • Stigmas
  • Medication management
  • Hospital jargon
  • Understanding who’s on your medical care team

 

 

Global Neurosciences Institute Support Groups help and support our patients and their loved ones and is brought to you by Global Neurosciences Institute Foundation.

To learn more about the GNI Foundation, click here.