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Upcoming Meetings:

Virtual Support Group – Open to Caregivers and Patients

Support Group Leader: Michele Cohen, LCSW

Monday nights at 8:00 pm Eastern Time

New participants are always welcome to join our ongoing group. The group is designed to be an ongoing experience. We understand schedules vary; however, we encourage you to take part as often as you can. For this reason, we prefer you register for the series of meetings rather than just one. If you are interested in a drop-in group, please consider joining one of the other available Support Group Virtual meetings.

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Questions? Contact Regina: rgore@tna-support.org

St. Louis Support Group – Virtual Meeting

Saturday, October 24th at 10:00 am Central time

Topic: Botox for the Treatment of Facial Pain

Speaker: Dr. Seth Hepner, Neurology Specialist is affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital, St. Louis, MO

For an invitation contact: Vince Holtmann at vholtmann@sbcglobal.net

Orange County, CA Support Group – Virtual Meeting 

Saturday, October 24th at 1:00 pm -3:00 pm Pacific time

Topic: Q&A on Facial Pain

Speaker: Dr. Mark Linskey

For an invitation contact: Andy Petitjean at OCTNAFPA@yahoo.com

Philadelphia Support Group – Virtual Meeting

Saturday, November 14th at 10:30 am Eastern

Topic: Caregiver issues, depression, and anxiety

Speaker: Dr. Patrick McElwaine, PsyD

For more information contact: Stuart Gause at stugause@gmail.com

Arizona Support Group – Virtual Meeting

Saturday, November 14th at 1:00 pm Eastern

Speaker: Dr. Willard Kassoff, Neurosurgeon

For an invitation contact: Tom Kruse at facialpain.tucson@gmail.com

Virtual Support Group – Open to All

Support Group Leader: Anne Ciemnecki

Wednesday, November 18 at 12:30 pm Eastern Time

Topic: Tips and Tricks for Surviving the Holidays

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Support Group Leader: Ally Kubik

Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 pm Eastern Time

Topic: Tips and Tricks for Surviving the Holidays

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Find Your Support Group

Click here for U.S. Support Groups

Click here for International Support Groups

When emailing an FPA Support Person please put “FPA” in the subject/title line to ensure that your email message is read.

Peer Mentors

There is great value in speaking to someone who has “walked a mile in your shoes”. Our Peer Mentors welcome you to call or email them – our list provides information about their diagnoses, symptoms, treatments, age, location and other details so that you can decide who to contact. For the list of Peer Mentors please contact the FPA National Office 352-384-3600.

Facebook Network

Our Facebook Forum allows you to chat with others who also have experience with various forms of facial pain. You can talk about issues you might be having while coping with facial pain, speak with those who have remedies for pain, or just sympathize and encourage others who are going through the same thing. Sign up and join the discussion here.

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