Support groups have flourished over the years including for limb loss injury victims. Support groups provide many benefits for individuals and have become an integral part of rehabilitation for many people coping with an injury including amputees. Support groups provide vital information about how to cope with a particular illness or injury and provides invaluable emotional support.
Limb loss presents a myriad of physical and emotional challenges for the amputee as well as his or her family and friends. A support group provides a compassionate setting for members to share what he or she is going through with others in a similar situation. Finding a support group in the area you live is the first step in getting the support you need. According to the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) there are approximately 260 support groups for amputees across the United States. Information and a member directory can be found here.