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Over one hundred million Americans
suffer from chronic pain

Don't be alone - Join us today!

Programs:

Pain Connection Live Logo
Afternoon Conference Call
   08/03/2017

Evening Conference Call
   08/10/2017

Support Group Meetings:


Tucson
   08/02/2017

Ventura County CA
   08/02/2017

Arlington, MA
   08/11/2017

DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia)
   08/14/2017

Middlesex County CT
   08/16/2017

Training:

Training for Chronic Pain Support Group Leaders
7/8-9/2017 - Middletown, CT
11/18-19/2017 - Phoenix, AZ

Mike Sitar, PhD, Bio-Feedback


"Good experience to meet other people, I wish I had gone sooner. It enriches my life because I am less depressed and hopeless. I can call 20 people when I am sad. It has helped me to relax."
Susan, group member.


Dr. Michael April, Physical Medicine and Pain Specialist


"One of the most interesting topics was Reinventing Yourself. The group gives life some meaning and I am grateful that it exists."
Martha, group member.


Dr. Gary Kaplan, Osteopath, Family Physician and Pain Specialist, Treating Depression and Chronic Pain

Gwenn Herman and Linda Girdner







SUPPORT GROUPS

The Chronic Pain Support Group provides a forum for people handicapped by pain, isolated and alienated by pain, frustrated by lack of services dealing with the emotional aspect of physical pain, and demoralized by changes in careers, families, and society.

Different modalities are used in the support group such as: developing coping skills, decision making models, role-playing, assertiveness training, guided imagery, meditation, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.

Family members, significant others and interested community members are welcome to attend and participate in the support group.

BRING YOUR PILLOWS, MATS, ICE OR HOT PACKS
TO MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE

Chronic Pain Support Groups:
Conference Calls | Arlington, MA | DMV Pain Connection
Middlesex Co, CT | Tucson, AZ | Ventura Co, CA


Pain Connection Live Conference Calls

The Afternoon Pain Connection Live Conference Calls are held once a month on the First Thursday of each month from 1:30 - 2:30pm EST
You must register for each call. Calls will not be taped, and you may just listen - you do not need to talk unless you feel like it. There is no charge for participating, but standard long distance rates apply to the call.

View details and instructions.
Call Dates:
August 3
September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7


The Evening Pain Connection Live Conference Calls are held once a month on the Second Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00pm EST
You must register for each call. Calls will not be taped, and you may just listen - you do not need to talk unless you feel like it. There is no charge for participating, but standard long distance rates apply to the call.

View details and instructions.
Call Dates:
August 10
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

Hotline Numbers

National
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/Veterans’ Crisis Line
National Crisis Text Line
 
1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK
741741

 

Arlington, Massachusetts U.S. Pain Foundation group

The Arlington, MA U.S. Pain Foundation group meetings will be held the 2nd Friday of each month at:
Robbins (main) Library
Ground Floor Community Room
700 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476     View Map
TIME: 11:00am - 12:30pm

CALL: 781-652-0146 for details or send a message to: leader@arlingtonacpa.org .

Meeting Dates:
August 11
September 8*
October 13
November 10
December 8
Dates with asterisk will be held at an alternate location in Arlington. Please check the website for alternate location information: www.ArlingtonACPA.org.


DMV Pain Connection

The DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) Pain Connection Support Group meetings will usually be held the 2nd Monday of each month at:
Pain Connection-Chronic Pain Outreach Center, Inc.
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
View Map
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

CALL: Melissa Feldman, Group Leader, 301-468-0029.

Meeting Dates:
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11

Hotline Numbers (MD-DC-Northern VA Region)

Maryland Hotline (info/resources/referrals)
Montgomery County
Montgomery Co. Crisis Center
Prince George’s County
Prince George’s Co. Suicide Prevention
PG Co. Crisis Response System (psychiatric emergencies)

District of Columbia
Dept. of Behavioral Health Access Help Line
Answers Please (info/resources/referrals)

North Virginia & Arlington
PRS Crisis Link
Text Line
211 or 1-800-422-0009
1-301-738-2255
1-240-777-4000
1-301-864-7161
1-301-864-7130
1-301-927-4500
 
 
1-888-793-4357
1-202-463-6211
 
 
1-703-527-4077
text "CONNECT" to 85511

 

Middlesex County, CT Chronic Pain Support Group Meetings

The Middlesex County Chronic Pain Support Group meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at:
U.S. Pain Foundation
670 Newfield St., Suite C - 2nd Floor (elevator lift)
Middletown, CT 06457     View Map
TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 PM

CALL: 1-800-910-2462

Meeting Dates:
July 19
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

Hotline Numbers (Connecticut)

Connecticut Suicide Hotline
Suicide Prevention Hotline
(Programs for the State of Connecticut)
Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health
DMHAS – Crisis Services
Rape Crisis Services
Women & Families Center
ABC Women’s Center Inc.
Community Health Center, Inc.
Rushford (Drug Addiction)
Middlesex Hospital Outpatient Center
Middlesex Hospital Psychiatry
The Connection Counseling Centers
New Horizons (Domestic Abuse)
860-344-6496
203-736-2601

860-358-8760
860-344-2100
860-635-4424
860-344-1474
860-344-9292
860-347-6971
860-346-0300
860-358-6000
860-344-6760
860-343-5510
860-344-9599

 

Tucson Pain Connection Chronic Pain Support Group

The Tucson, AZ Pain Connection Support Group meetings will usually be held the 1st Wednesday of each month at:
Guild Mortgage Company
1825 E. River Road, 2nd floor
Tucson, AZ     View Map
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

CALL: Gwenn Herman, Group Leader. Register at 800-910-0664

Meeting Dates:
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

Hotline Numbers (Tucson)

Sonora Behavioral Health (Northwest Hospital)
St. Joseph's Hospital
UPH-Kino Community Hospital
Palo Verde Mental Health (Tucson Medical Center)
St. Mary's Hospital Behavioral Health
University Medical Center
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
Suicide Hotline in Spanish
Tucson Rape Crisis Center
*Crisis Text Line
520-469-8700 or 800-349-0083
520-873-3884
520-874-2000
520-324-4340
520-872-4910
520-694-0111
520-792-1450
1-800-273-TALK (Press 2)
520-624-7273
Text “GO” to 741741

 

Ventura County CRPS and Chronic Pain Support Group Meeting

The Ventura County CRPS and Chronic Pain Support Group meetings will usually be held on a Wednesday of each month at:
Ventura County Community Foundation
VCCF Nonprofit Center

4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93012    View Map
TIME: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

CONTACT: Group Leader, Suzanne Wilkinson
socalsuzplexus@aol.com - 707-365-6435
Meeting Dates:
July 12
August 2
Further meetings to be announced
Sponsored by:
RSDSA organization - www.rsdsa.org - 203-877-3790
U.S. Pain Foundation, Inc. - www.uspainfoundation.org - 800-910-0664
iPain Foundation - www.internationalpain.org - 480-882-1342

Hotline Numbers (Ventura)

Ventura County Individuals needing Health Services
or are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis 24/7

Ventura County Alcohol & Drug Program Services
Monday, Thursday and Fridays 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Ventura County Behavioral Health Department
Adult Services 24/7

National toll free referral for Health
and Human Services 24/7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/Veterans’
Crisis Line 24/7

National Crisis Text Line 24/7

1-866-998-2243

805-652-6919



1-866-998-2243


2-1-1


1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK


741741


Virginia Chronic Pain Support Group Meetings

The Virginia Chronic Pain Support Group meetings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at:
To be announced.