Boucke Building on the Penn State campus. Photo by Ken Kalbach | The Daily Collegian
Boucke Building on the Penn State campus. Photo by Ken Kalbach | The Daily Collegian

Penn State students find ‘support’ in Chronic Illness Support Group

“Seeing that (community) was like seeing the gates of heaven open up, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can no longer feel alone,’” they said.


Facing a chronic illness or disability can create many challenges, but extra issues may arise when the difficulties of college are thrown into the mix. The Chronic Illness Support Group looks to provide those students with a community.

The peer-led support group is for students with chronic conditions or disabilities to “provide support by creating a community and establishing an outlet for students to connect with peers who might be going through similar experiences,” according to Penn State’s Educational Equity website. Read more…


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