Support Groups

A support group provides an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about diseases or treatments. Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences.

Department of Neurosurgery

Brain Tumor Support Group

For any patient with a brain tumor of any type – metastatic, malignant, non-malignant.  Caregivers/family may also attend.  The group often splits after initial gathering into patient and caregiver groups.  Patients do not have to be getting care at Michigan Medicine to participate. 

Contact: Patient and Family Services at 855-257-3312 

Brain Aneurysm Support Group

For patients with a diagnosis of brain aneurysm or AVM (both those who have suffered from rupture and those have not) 

Contact: Megan Wind, LMSW at (734)615-4000 or Carrie Lint at clsimpso@umich.edu

 

 

Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Oncology Advisory Committee (POAC)

Group of multidisciplinary inpatient/outpatient staff and patients/caregivers

Contact: Paula Crosby-Flake at pcrosbyf@umich.edu

Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Parent Education Group

Meetings monthly to discuss issues related to hemophilia, resources, etc. 

Contact Laura Mcginity, LMSW 734-763-2506

Additional Pediatric support groups can be found at the following link:

https://www.mottchildren.org/mott-support-services/support-groups-and-programs

Other support groups that may be useful:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1niv9PvyZoxwUGgvcTR-g9t9YzccrORKYfAESMLGpuWY/edit?ts=5adf73ac#gid=0

 

Department of Urology

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Contact: Michele Vigo (734-615-6662)

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Part of the Cancer Support Community

Contact: 734-975-2500 or rosie@cancersupportannarbor.org