Research shows a positive link between health and the social support in our lives. This basic philosophy underlies the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California's myasthenia gravis patient support system. We connect newly diagnosed patients with those who through years of experience have learned to successfully manage their disease. Newly diagnosed patients learn to cope with myasthenia gravis' physical and social challenges in an atmosphere of encouragement, positive feedback, compassion, empathy and understanding.
If you do not live near an existing support group, join our Facebook online support group and have access to other patients who you can talk to and share your experiences. Click on the Facebook icon on the bottom of the page or go to "Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California" on Facebook and request to join the group.
You can take advantage of “Telephone Friends,” also called “Someone to Talk To.” This is a peer mentoring service whereby newly diagnosed patients are paired with myasthenia gravis patient mentors who have lived successfully with myasthenia gravis for a substantial period of time. Communication is via the telephone and/or the Internet.
To find “Someone To Talk To,” call the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California at: (800) 574-7884 or (323)887-0056.