Living in these uncertain times in the midst of a pandemic, with social distancing in place, can add an extra layer of worry, stress and loneliness. For me, personally, I feel this low level of anxiety that is not normally present in my usual everyday life. I can “feel” the anxiety in the voices and texts I am receiving from my friends and colleagues too.
With my new role at Epicured, I have been participating in virtual meetings with cameras on to see my co-workers face to face, this has truly helped me feel part of a community and less isolated. Using visual tools to communicate with family and friends via Skype or FaceTime can help you feel more connected with those you love.
As part of a larger initiative, Epicured has partnered with Jeff Roberts from IBSpatient.org to host a virtual support group, called Stronger Together, starting today- Thursday, March 19 at 4 PM EST. To join us for this complementary virtual support group (by Zoom via your computer), click here to register.
For our first virtual support group, I will be joined by Megan Riehl, PsyD. GI psychologist from Michigan Medicine and Jeff Roberts from IBS patient support group to offer a safe place to go to listen, share, and learn from one another. The goal of this virtual support group is to provide a supportive safe place to get people talking, feel less isolated and receive support around mental health, nutrition topics and more.
We are stronger together.
We already have people signed up from around the globe! Anyone is welcome to join the support group. Here is the link again to register.