Friday, June 15, 2007

Finding Support Online - a list of resources

COPD Support Groups, Forums,Message Boards and Newsletters

COPD-Support, Inc The Family of COPD Support Programs a superb resource for information, support and friendship

The COPD-Support Weekly Newsletter

The COPD Support Forum

COPD Information the site of the original COPD Support Forum, before it moved to the new address (above), this excellent forum will still remain with the new title

COPD International The COPD Patient’s Community another fine support group with an extensive library of information

The COPD International Community Message Board

The Living With COPD 2 Forum Discussing everyday life- COPD and more

EFFORTS Learn more about Emphysema (COPD) from folks who are living with it Daily e-mail discussions with folks with the disease, medical folks too.

Efforts Newsletter

COPD Survivors A new support group formed to support, advocate and educate newly diagnosed patients and in addition, share experiences and knowledge with each other.

The BBLWCommunity Bulletin Board With a very diverse menu of topics

new!COPD-Canada is now hosting > a New Forum and you don't have to be from Canada to join!

The Bronchiectasis R Us Forum

COPD-Alert COPD-ALERT provides support for lung disease (COPD) patients and takes part in worldwide campaign for recognition of dangerous rise in prevalence of COPD new!

COPD-Alert Support and Advocacy Group homepage

COPD-FRIENDS · A support group for folks with COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer and other severe lung diseases

COPD Circle Support and Friendship !

Living Life with Lung Disease The symptoms associated with respiratory diseases such as COPD (emphysema or chronic bronchitis) or asthma can make everyday activities very difficult, if not impossible. Only someone with this condition can understand the frustration of not being able to perform simple tasks that we used to take for granted. You can make a difference in someone's life by sharing how you've adapted …

State by State Directory of the American Lung Association’s Better Breather’s Clubs These support groups meet regularly to learn about tips and techniques to better manage their disease... Talk to others who might have the same questions, share stories of support and help, and connect with those in your community with chronic lung disease.