Looking for depression support group? Are they safe to join? Might they make you worse?

Likely to Help. Support groups come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of benefit. There is always the possibility that a goup will not be helpful, but unless someone there really wants you to feel worse, it is not very likely to make you worse. You might think about "trying out" a support group to make sure you feel like it is a safe and supportive setting.
Generally safe. there are many different types of support groups for depression. there is evidence of benefit for different types. in the end, it is best to find a group that you relate to and ultimately feel comfortable with. Sometimes it is difficult to open up about depression at first, but often helpful in the long run.