Recent Posts from the Vital Connections Online Community
Ease Isolation While You’re Practicing Social Distancing, in COVID-19: General Discussion.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers, in COVID-19: General Discussion.
Steps that Dementia Caregivers can take to reduce risk, in CAREGIVING: Respite.
Is it safe to exercise with a face mask on during COVID-19?, in EXERCISE & FITNESS: General Discussion.
Nutrition advice for adults during the COVID-19 outbreak in COVID-19: General Discussion.
Connect with People Like You for Virtual Social Therapy
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Vital Connections Community Topics
AGING: General Discussion
Lets face it, we are all getting older! Here you can connect to each other to share your stories about aging and provide helpful tips and tools to assist in the aging process.
Caregiver burnout is Real! Here you can discuss ideas and share tools to combat caregiver burnout.
COVID-19: General Discussion
During this Global epidemic, safety needs to be our #1 Priority. Here we can share tips, suggestions, photos or stories on: How to stay safe, How we are spending our days, How we are helping our neighbors, or Just share a little humor to brighten your day.
DIET & NUTRITION: General Discussion
This is a general discussion to provide our community with the skills and resources to make better diet and nutritional choices in order to combat obesity, related chronic conditions and live a healthier life.
EXERCISE & FITNESS: General Discussion
General discussion regarding Exercise & Fitness so we all can recognize and act upon the importance of staying physically fit.
HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES
Vital Options International is committed to helping Patients, Caregivers, Survivors and their Families find Health Support Services from Trusted Partners and Organizations throughout the world. Here are a list of resources that we hope will be able to assist you in finding the support you require.
I’LL PAY IT FORWARD
I’ll Pay It Forward is an easy way to make a difference in the life of someone fighting a Terminal, Chronic or Rare Disease and their family. Paying it forward is EASY… Just share your story of Inspiration, Motivation and Support here to help others!
LGBTQ: Workplace Discrimination
For many in the LGBTQ community, Workplace Discrimination is a real thing. Share your stories and provide Inspiration, Motivation & Support to others.
LGBTQ: Coming Out Stories & Progress
For many in the LGBTQ community, “Coming Out” takes courage and all of their might. Fining the right approach, the right time and right person to tell first can be a challenge. Share your story, ask for advice or provide helpful tips here.
LGBTQ: Lesbian and Gay Parenting
Here you can contribute stories and information on things like: Adoption, Communication & Discipline, Types of Families and Work & Play.
LGBT: Older Adults – Resources & Support
LGBT Older Adults can discuss their issues, have resources sent to them and be connected to each other as a group or individually.
LGBTQ: General Discussion
MEDICAL MARIJUANA: General Discussion
General discussion to inform our community members that are curious about the science and clinical application of medical cannabis.
MEN’S HEALTH: General Discussion
General Discussion to enhance conversations about health-related issues that are unique to or especially important for men. We hope increased knowledge will empower men to be in control of their health and improve their overall wellbeing.
MENTAL HEALTH: Bipolar Disorder
Discussion to increase the awareness of Bipolar Disorder. We hope to shed light and share resources that educate and assist those struggling with or battling Bipolar Disorder.
MENTAL HEALTH: Depression
Discussion to increase the awareness of Depression. We hope to shed light and share resources that educate and assist those struggling with or battling Depression.
MENTAL HEALTH: Schizophrenia
Discussion to increase the awareness of Schizophrenia. We hope to shed light and share resources that educate and assist those struggling with or battling Schizophrenia.
MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES: General
Over 40% of the population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most, some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities.
ORGAN TRANSPLANT: General Discussion
General discussion to address the many concerns and questions of those undergoing a transplant, those on an organ recipient waiting list or those contemplating organ donation.
PAIN MANAGEMENT: General Discussion
General discussion to bring awareness to pain management solutions for patients living with chronic pain.
PET THERAPY: General Discussion
General discussion to enhance conversations about health-related issues that can be alleviated with therapy animals. We hope this program increases your knowledge about the benefits of therapy animals as well as provide relevant information for your pets health and wellbeing.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTION: General
General discussion to provide skills and resources to our community members who are struggling with or at risk for substance abuse and other addictive behaviors.
WOMEN’S HEALTH: General Discussion
General discussion about health-related issues that are unique to or especially important for women. We hope increased knowledge will empower women to be in control of their health and improve their overall wellbeing.