Reachout - Fighting diseases Description:
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**Research shows that social support is crucial in recovery and survival of patients with life threatening conditions.**
Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Death, often leave us dejected, scared and alone. But they don't have to, for there is a live community waiting to embrace us. A family of friends that shares our struggles, offers advice on our questions and empowers us to be stronger. Together, we form the support system we were missing. All we have to do is Reachout...
• Dedicated support platform for Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Death.
• Discover that you are not alone in this.
• Ask questions, share experiences, offer opinions and get feedback on difficult situations.
• Use “My Story” section to share our journey. Telling people about our struggles encourages them to support us in ways we would never imagine.
• Be it for us or our family/friends/spouse, the challenges are equally tough and the support needed equally important.
• Feel empowered offering help to others in this live community.
• Easily save discussions and get instant notifications of new comments.
• Gain support, strength and friendships to last a lifetime.
** Heart Disease: Heart disease affects so many people worldwide. It is the #1 killer in the world for both men and women. What is a heart healthy diet? Has anyone undergone bypass surgery at my age? What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure? How do stents work for coronary artery disease? How to prepare for valve replacement surgery? Is my cholesterol too high? What are the effects of statins? These are some of the many questions often swirling in our heads. The Heart Disease section is designed for its users to exchange information pertaining to heart health.
** Diabetes: Whether we have type-1 or type-2, or if we are pre-diabetic, it is a drastic change of lifestyle. With questions ranging from needles, test strips, insulin pumps, carb counting and dietary restrictions, it feels overwhelming at times. However, we are not alone in this fight. There are users from all over the world fighting the same battle as us, who relate to what we are going through and can offer support. Share our experiences, express our concerns, and make new friends.
** Mental Health: This support section is devoted to discussing Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and other related illnesses. Mental Illness being a social taboo, is often not discussed as freely as physical illnesses. This section provides a means to relate with others facing the same challenges in life. Be it us or our loved one, the social support needed in this fight is crucial. Help and connect with others by sharing our experiences and offering our opinions.
** Substance Abuse: This section of ReachOut addresses illegal drug addiction, alcohol abuse and prescription drugs misuse. Social shame has often stopped users and their families from reaching out and expressing themselves. Gain support with many others in the same boat as us. Express freely and hear others in a non-judgmental setting of compassion and understanding.
** Cancer: Breast Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Brain Tumor, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Colon Cancer, Melanoma, Lung Cancer, Relapse and Chemotherapy are words that change people's lives forever. Often, cancer survivors have much support to offer others. Read their stories and write our own. In this support group, we will be able to connect with users who are going through it and also users who had cancer and beaten it.
** Death: The loss of a loved one is very challenging time in our lives. This section allows us to connect with others who empathize with us and our grief. Relate to others and gain from their perspective of life to help us cope and move on with our own.