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Up Coming Support Group Meetings

Mid-VA FPA Support Group 

When:  Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 10 AM until 12 Noon

Where: CJW Johnston Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA

Program: Jay Nielson, TMS Coordinator, Tucker Psychiatric Clinic, Inc.

Treating patients with facial pain, migraines and depression using TMS Treatments with the Neuro Star Machine.    

For more information Contact: Stephen.goolsby@aol.com


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 afeldman@tna-support.org

Support Groups

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

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. Click here for our Peer Mentors list.

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.

Contact Us

Find more ways to reach us 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.