Integrating into Life after a Spinal Cord Injury

Support groups are a great option when reintegrating into life after paralysis. Members of a support group have their unique way of coping and dealing with the mission at hand and aim to improve the lives of the participants collectively. Support groups can take several forms. They can include the use of personal experiences, listening to and accepting others’ experiences, providing education and guidance on challenging issues, providing an outlet for emotional stress, providing sympathy and establishing a social network amongst participants.

Blogging

Many people we meet start blogs where they post information about themselves, their experiences and feelings about a particular issue. The blogger has the option to allow for people to respond, start conversations or offer advice. The websites below provide tutorials on creating a blog:

Wikihow: How to Create a Blog

If you search the web, you can find many other sites that provide free blogs and tutorials. Get started today and send ATBF your blog links to info@atbf.org