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.

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Most of the businesses sold were part of Omnicom’s CRM execution and support group, which offers services such as research, field marketing, point-of-sale, sales support and merchandising. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "Omnicom Gets a Boost from Increase in Client Spending," 16 Oct. 2018 Last May, Paris Rouzati, a 28-year-old in San Francisco, started X Women, a digital support group for women with anxiety and depression, with Jessica Sit, 28. Maridel Reyes, Glamour, "'Biohacking' Your Anxiety Is a Buzzy Practice—but What Does It Actually Mean?," 16 Oct. 2018 In 2016, Phoenix and Alieva created KIT Initiative, an organization based in Samara that provides job resources, individual consultations and support groups for transgender and intersex individuals. NBC News, "'Are you a boy or a girl?' Gender stereotypes shunned in daring new project," 30 Apr. 2018 Her husband is too caught up with his career to help tend to their infant, so Audrey joins a new-parents support group and befriends other stressed-out moms. Sara Aridi, New York Times, "What’s on TV Saturday: ‘The Letdown’ and ‘Indivisible’," 21 Apr. 2018 Cut off from the outside world, Cunningham returned to his long-dormant Catholic faith and started seeing a therapist over Skype and joined a support support group. Alexander Huls, Popular Mechanics, "The Great Star Wars Heist," 7 Mar. 2019 The president condemns and denounces any group that would incite violence against another individual and certainly doesn’t support groups that would promote that type of behavior. Emily Jacobs, Fox News, "Reddit bans QAnon conspiracy theory forums," 13 Sep. 2018 Founded four years ago by community organizer Josee Perez, the United We Care kinship support group is one of nine in King County. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Grandparents raising grandkids say they need more help from Washington state," 28 Dec. 2018 Doros Polycarpou, with the migrant support group KISA that assisted Mustafa, told the AP that the 62-year-old decided of his own accord to return to Egypt and face prosecution there, despite fears that he may be tortured. Menelaos Hadjicostis, Fox News, "Cyprus extradites Egyptian hijacker who dropped legal fight," 19 Aug. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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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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