support group


Definition of support group

: a group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another

Examples of support group in a Sentence

He joined an alcoholics' support group.
Recent Examples on the Web NAMI Connection is a support group for people with mental health conditions. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, 17 May 2021 Frenette said Project Recovery found a free grief support group for kids and found a church that had a program to cover the cost of karate lessons. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2021 GriefShare is a support group to provide help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Arkansas Online, 1 May 2021 Friends is a sobriety support group geared toward restaurant workers. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2021 And that running family has been a great support group during this difficult time. NBC News, 30 Sep. 2020 Two great, free resources in the Boston area are Working Daughter, a caregiving resource site and support group with a strong social media presence; and Caregiver Nation, a Facebook group run by family caregiving agency Seniorlink., 2 July 2021 Hamilton’s experience isn’t unique, said Julie Callahan, a former law enforcement officer in San Jose, California, and the founder of the Transgender Community of Police and Sheriffs, a peer support group for trans law enforcement officers. NBC News, 29 June 2021 Wiley is the founder and president of a local nonprofit called Reel Teens, a support group for teenagers. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of support group

1951, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jul 2021

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“Support group.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of support group

: a group of people who have similar experiences and concerns and who meet in order to provide emotional help, advice, and encouragement for one another

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Medical Definition of support group

: a group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another


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