Upcoming Support Group Meetings:
Palm Beach Gardens FPA Support Group
When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 – CANCELED
For information about future meetings contact: Barbara Turczyn at email@example.com or call 561.676.3775
FPA Twin Cities, Minnesota Support Group
When: Saturday, March 21, 2020 – CANCELED
For more information about future meetings contact: Rene Johnson, call (651) 455-4548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis FPA Support Group
When: Saturday, March 28, 2020 – CANCELED
Orange County FPA Support Group
When: Saturday, April 24, 2020 – 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Where: University of California-Irvine Medical Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 101 The City Drive South, Building 22A, Orange, CA 92868
Program: Refreshments will be served while the discussion will focus on TN and related facial pain disorders.
Directions: From The City Drive, turn onto Dawn Way and enter the parking structure on the left. Park. Exit at the far end of the structure (right side) and follow the walkway. Turn right just before Miss Kelly’s coffee stand; go to the end of the long breezeway. Take the external elevator on your left (just past the entrance to the Medical Library) and go up to the 2nd floor; turn right into double glass doors. Go straight and you will see the conference room.
Whether you’re an individual with facial pain, a caretaker, or a physician, FPA is dedicated to making sure that you have all the support and resources necessary to spread the word and get help. From our quarterlies to our conferences and everything in between, here are some of the resources we offer:
Volunteer with FPA
Valued FPA volunteers offer their time and talents to provide support and educational opportunities to all those affected by facial pain. We are currently seeking Support Group Leaders and Peer Mentors. If you are interested in joining our national network of volunteers, or learning more, contact Allison Feldman at email@example.com
Members of the volunteer FPA Support Network provide support and information that empowers patients to make informed decisions about their treatment of TN and related facial pain conditions.
How Support Groups Help
Serving as one-on-one support for facial pain patients, families, friends and medical professionals in their area, this vital link further strengthens FPA’s ability to provide local information in a timely and accurate fashion. The Support Network is an important source of help, hope and encouragement to those suffering from TN and related facial pain. Through discussions with fellow patients, our patients learn not only treatment information but how to more effectively cope with the devastating emotional challenges of this incredibly painful disorder.
The Facial Pain Association Support Network has been established in many cities in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. New groups and network patient contacts are constantly being developed, so if you don’t see a contact in your area or if you would be interested in becoming involved, please contact the National Office at 1-800-923-3608.
Find Your Support Group
When emailing an FPA Support Person please put “FPA” in the subject/title line to ensure that your email message is read.
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.
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.
Every year, FPA hosts various conferences across the country. These conferences are great avenues for individuals with facial pain from all over to meet each other and learn from medical professionals about the options they might have in order to feel better. At each of our conferences, we update you on the newest developments with facial pain and various treatment options, as well as give you an opportunity to meet others who are going through the same thing. See if there’s an upcoming conference in your area here.