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Face to face Stroke Support Groups


My mother had a stroke in November of 2007.  She has admitted she is depressed & I fear she is at the point of giving up on a full recovery.  Is there a website listing support groups for stoke victims?  Does anyone know if there is a support group for stroke victims in the Owatonna or Faribault, Minnesota area?  

Thank you!
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338899 tn?1195795569
Hello...first of all, I wish your mom a speedy recovery.  My husband had a stroke last year in July.  He was depressed, also.  As time went on he has become less and less depressed.  The depression will subside once your mom starts getting back to the way she was. It may take a while.  Have you talked to her doctor about getting antidepressants?  That will help, too.  Try to encourage her to keep doing therapy and doing excercises. I did a search for stroke support groups in your area but I couldn't come up with anything.  You may want to check with your local hospitals.  Good luck to your mom.
241234 tn?1220984156
Try the Internet Stroke Center here http://www.strokecenter.org/pat/support.htm
The National Stroke Association had a searchable page by zip code which doesn't seem to be available
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Thank you PamRam228 & oc1dean for responding to my question.  I appreciate your assistance and encouragement.

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