chapter  5
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Self-Help Telephone Lines Taking Care of Yourself

WithSelf-Help Groups

Given the distress and dissatisfaction that many women experience with conventional treatments and public services, it is no wonder that a large number turn to selfhelp groups to find the help and understanding they crave. For some women, a self-help group alone can be an effective form of support, but for most, the ideal situation is a combination of self-help alongside more conventional therapy. Being in such a group and thus increasing your

support also makes it less likely that you will be so vulnerable to a bad therapeutic experience.