Experience with Starting a Local Tinnitus Support Group

Discussion in 'Support' started by Duane, Feb 10, 2014.

    1. Duane

      Duane Member

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2006
      I'm curious if any TT member located in the U.S. has had any experience in starting a local tinnitus support group working through the American Tinnitus Association or other U.S. associations experienced with tinnitus. I'd like to know how the experience of creating such a local group went for you, good or bad, and if the experience has led to a viable and helpful organization for you and your local members. I'm in a more rural area of the U.S. without any local T support group(s) but I believe there are many more sufferers out here who might benefit from such a new, local support group. Thanks.
       
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    2. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Where are you located?
       
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      Duane

      Duane Member

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2006
      Central Nebraska, cattle and corn!
       
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    4. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      same here live in southern Illinois. Closest ata Group is in st. Joe Missouri which is a five hour drive for me. You would think so many people have T there be a lot more around
       
    5. notquiet!
      Scared

      notquiet! Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music on headphones
      I was wanting to start a local support group and spread awareness for mental illness for a few years now. I was also wanting to create the same thing on an online public channel like google plus and facebook. Is that a good idea? There is nothing like that here in my small town. After developing this evil tinnitus I want to start a support group even more than ever! Having tinnitus and mental illness is a deadly combo literally! I have suffered long enough, so have all of you, and everyone else who has tinnitus! What do you all think? Is it worth it? Should I? Face to face support I think would be the best. Also spreading online and local experience and awareness for the two conditions would most likely be beneficial. I think? It has already been done before but just never in my town? Any thoughts or criticisms'? Tanks.
       
    6. notquiet!
      Scared

      notquiet! Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music on headphones
      I was thinking the exact same thing as a matter of fact. I am hoping to. Nothing like that exists in my small town. I hope I can do it. How are you feeling? How are you coping? Please take care.
       
    7. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Duane,
      That's my son's name too.
      I run a tinnitus support group with another lady for the BTA in England happy to give you info if you would like to PM me....lots of love glynis
       

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