Peer support and socialization can have an amazing impact on recovery. Patients benefit from understanding that they’re not alone in the devastating experience of stroke.
The American Stroke Association offers several ways to help you connect with others who have personal experience with life after stroke.
Stroke Connection Magazine Available in print or digital format, Stroke Connection comes to you four times a year with stories by and about stroke survivors and their family caregivers. Take a look at our latest issue.
Stroke Family Warmline The Warmline connects stroke survivors and their families with an ASA team member who can provide support, helpful information or just a listening ear. Although everyone at the ASA's national call center is qualified to answer questions about stroke, the Warmline team members have some particularly special experience; either they are stroke survivors themselves or have a family member who is. Call them at 1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653).
Stroke Support Groups Over and over we hear this message from survivors and caregivers. Stroke groups challenge people to get beyond their doctor-imposed, therapist-imposed, family-imposed, and self-imposed limitations. Social interaction and simply feeling connected to others helps ease the depression and isolation so common after stroke. Find a support group near you.