aGroupForMe - Joining a Support Group Just Got Easier

aGroupForME (, a Los Angeles-based company, is putting the internet to good use with a new website that makes it easier for everyone to join a support group that fits their needs.

Using group video technology, aGroupForME matches and then connects people sharing the same issues and concerns for ongoing, scheduled support group sessions online. These groups are hosted by vetted moderators, scheduled on a weekly basis, limited to 12 members at any one time, and are easily accessible on any device. The site provides a wide range of support groups including addiction, depression, cancer, divorce, PTSD and many more.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 106 million Americans live in federally-designated mental health professional shortage areas. Millions of Americans across the country lack access to critical mental health and wellness services.

The Founder, Dr. Gina Ghods, a doctor of psychology, stated, "that although there are many great in-person groups, they might not always be available or are the right fit for each person." The company’s priority is to bridge this gap by supplementing the existing in-person support group model and by expanding care to those living in shortage areas.

Dr. Ghods’ journey to building aGroupForME began while she was leading a support group for eight years at the Alzheimer's Association in New York. While there, she noticed the difficulties and challenges people endured to attend their weekly support group meetings. Transportation issues, dependent care struggles, finding the right group and other obstacles inspired her to build an online community where anyone can connect to the right support group, at a time and place that works best for them.

About aGroupForME 
aGroupForME is an innovative technology firm that provides tailored, moderated support groups online using video conferencing technology.

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21 Feb 2018

Issue 15