As of today, NewLifeOutlook has launched five new private Facebook groups, where users can come together to discuss symptoms or ask questions about their conditions with other fellow chronic condition warriors.
Since the launch of the Facebook groups, the five communities have grown to over 3,000 members in less than a month, and continue to grow on a daily basis with over dozens of requests a day.
“We are committed to providing a safe space for our community. When you’re living with a chronic condition, it can be hard to open up–especially on social media where loved ones can see what you post.” Says Alyssa Winegarden, Community Manager of NewLifeOutlook. “We decided to create these private Facebook groups as a way for our community to reach out to one another for help and advice, and a way to express themselves in a private because as much as loved ones may try, no one understands life with chronic illness like someone living with that chronic illness.”
The new NewLifeOutlook private Facebook groups are open to people living with fibromyalgia, lupus, migraines, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Members of the new Facebook communities are free to:
- Share questions or concerns regarding their diagnosis or specific symptoms that they might be experiencing.
- Convey their feelings of living with a chronic condition in a judgment-free zone.
- Find, provide and receive support from those who know exactly what their day to day life is like.
These Facebook groups are a first for Perk.com Canada. The company will continue to add more private Facebook group communities to other chronic conditions in the upcoming months to help those living with chronic health conditions know that they are not alone and will always have a safe place to connect with others.
NewLifeOutlook is a family of websites that focus on people living life with chronic illness — not on the illness itself. We strive to offer practical information to help people afflicted with chronic conditions better deal with everyday life post-diagnosis, and to connect with others who share their experiences.