Dealing with self-isolation. Worrying about the uncertainty of the longer-term effects of COVID-19. And fear of spreading the disease to loved ones.

These, among others, are all problems those with the novel coronavirus face are dealing with on a daily basis.

To help those facing these traumas due to the bug, Stony Brook Medicine created a virtual support group to provide professional care for those that may be struggling with the coronavirus.

“Our goal is to provide a telehealth platform for patients to come together to support one another, exchange information, and learn skills to cope with the stress associated with having COVID-19,” said Dr. Adam Gonzalez, PhD, director of behavioral health and founding director of the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center at the Stony Brook Renaissance School of Medicine.

The online sessions are offered weekly on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.

People can connect via Microsoft Teams, a video conferencing service. The groups are limited to 10 people per session. To register call 631-632-8657.

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