In addition to the public ObesityHelp message boards, there are also OH Groups. You can join or create your very own OH Groups. OH Group support communities are run, managed and operated by each Group owner(s). They can be created as open to the public or private. Think of OH Groups as your way to personalize your support community based on location, surgery type, or any topic that you're passionate about! Make sure to check out the OH Group's Community Guidelines for more information.
You can always get to the main OH Groups' page by going to Community then Groups.
You can search for a group by your location. Some local support groups that meet in person, also have an OH Support group to supplement physical meetings. This can be a great way to keep in touch before and after meetings. You can also browse by category or search by keyword.
There are two ways to join a group. You can request to join by clicking a "Join" button or link or someone can send you an invitation.
A sample group invitation.
On the main OH Group's page, click on the "Start a Group" button.
You will then be asked to fill out a form. Any marked with an * are required fields.
After you fill out those questions, check the boxes that you want to apply to your group and then click the save button.
Once you have created or joined groups, to quickly get to those groups again, go to My OH then Groups.
There you will be able to see the list of groups that you are a member of, groups that you have created and groups that your friends belong to.
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