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Making healthy connections

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Talk. Share. Learn.

Sometimes it helps to talk to others who know what you're going through, who might have solutions to challenges you have, who sympathize with your highs and lows. If you or a loved one has a health condition, online communities can offer a place to share information and connect with others.

Our top picks

The following websites were selected based on their reputations, privacy and security policies, and how active their discussion groups are.

Remember, these websites are not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Follow your best judgment when using their services.*

Alliance HealthKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.
Share your experiences with diabetes, depression, arthritis, pain, insomnia, and more.

ALZ ConnectedKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.
Find — and share — practical solutions for the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's.

CaringBridge.orgKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.
Personalized websites that help you connect with family and friends about a health problem.

Depression ConnectKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.
Join conversations with others living with depression. Learn about treatments, product reviews, and more.

Diabetic ConnectKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.
Recipes, blogs, news, and online discussions for people with diabetes.

In the roomsKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.
Share your experiences and find support with a global addiction recovery community.

NAMIKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.
In-person and online support groups and educational programs for anyone living with mental illness.

WhatNextKaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.
Support, information, and insight for people living with cancer by people living with cancer.

*This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement for any organization or website. It is the responsibility of the reader to decide whether an organization or website is appropriate for his or her needs.

When visiting these websites and using their services, please remember to do the following:

-Carefully read their privacy policy, and proceed only if you understand and are comfortable with how they will use or share your private information.

-Do not start or stop taking any medications based on advice you receive in an online forum. Discuss any medical advice you receive with your doctor.

-Don't share more than is comfortable for you. And remember: Information can live on the Internet forever. Be thoughtful about what you choose to share.

Reviewed by: Kate Christensen, MD, March 2012