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Most Powerful Words

Words are powerful tools.  They can convey feelings and emotions in a way that can make you feel on top of the world or in the very depths of despair.  They can impart support and love or tear you down in the blink of an eye.  Beautiful words can make us feel like we can accomplish anything, or they can make you feel like you are worthless and will never amount to anything.  

The saying goes, “Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but WORDS will never HURT ME.”  Whoever wrote that obviously never dealt with a narcissist or bully a day in their life.  Words have incredible power.  Words can inflict pain, or in the right combination, they maintain the ability to heal. Everyday on www.supportgroups.com we see how words can transform people.  

The ability to share on this site what might not otherwise be shared, the joy of reading words of support, knowing that maybe for the very first time you are being seen and supported unconditionally, is life changing. The fears of being seen are erased, we want to be listened to, but within our comfort parameters, anonymity fits the bill nicely.   

The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.  -Marjorie Pay Hinckley

The aim for this site is to provide a place of support that is free, that welcomes every color, race, creed and sexual orientation.  Every mental health issue, every life issue, whatever is laying heavy on your heart, SupportGroups is a safe place to pour it out. That said, we believe strongly that support is just one of many tools you need in your tool chest of self care.  

Happiness is surrounding yourself only with those who bestow their unconditional love and support. -Ken Poirot

Therapy, treatment and support are the holy trinity of self care.  Pulling the covers over our heads and pretending that the issues we face will just go away is like believing you will find love based on your devotion to romantic comedies.  They are adorable and a wonderful way to spend 90 minutes of your life, but real life they are not.  This is 2021 folks, we should all be able to admit we need mental health care and support and we need it now.  

Everyone needs that support-even if at first you don't think you do. Look around. See who's on your side and in your corner. You don't have to go it alone. -Louis Zamperini

Knowing that you have people in your corner is an incredible feeling, a feeling you may have experienced from the support system you have gained on our site.  Knowing without a doubt that no matter how close to the edge you come, you have a safety net, a force field (for our Hunger Game Fans) that simply will not allow you to fall and hurt yourself.   

Here are some tips for creating your own Support Network both on the site and in the real world:

  • Friends and Family
    • Some people are lucky enough to have kind and supportive family members, if that is the case, let them know what you are going through and how they can be supportive during this time or in general.
    • Friends can be amazing supporters OR your biggest anchor, slowly pulling you back towards a lifestyle you are trying to leave.  Be open minded enough to know the difference.
  • On SupportGroups
    • Support people on the site, our site is similar to other Social Media sites, when you support others, they will usually turn around and  support you.  
    • It breaks our heart when people message us and want to be removed because they haven’t been supported. We wish that support was instantaneous on our site, but it takes time.  As hard as it is to be patient, realize that it takes time to build trust, especially in a support group.  
  • Religious Leaders
    • Even if you are not a religious person, religious leaders can be good people to include in your support network.  Their support and counseling are typically free and they might have some very good insight into what you are going through.  
    • Additionally, their community ties are strong and they can often help with resources and recommendations for professional counseling and therapy services.  

We ought to love, encourage and support each other. -Lailah Gifty Akita

Life can often feel endless and incredibly hard, but your ability to meet its challenges may surprise you.  You are so much stronger than you realize.  The strength it takes to get help and support is enormous.  Don’t doubt yourself, believe in the kindness of others, believe in the power of Support.  

None of us lives in isolation. We're in it together. And some conflict along the way is inevitable. But our highest priority, when all is said and done, has to be commitment to each other –- sticking together. -Steve Goodier

As always, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey, you inspire us each and every day.  

All the best- Team SG

 

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