Is there a support group for veterans who lost limbs in combat?

Support groups are extremely helpful to people who have undergone a traumatic injury such as limb loss. In a support group, you can sit with other veterans and talk openly about your situation and receive support from each other. You can troubleshoot problems you may be having with your prosthesis and get advice from others on how to solve these problems. Ultimately, you will feel like “someone else knows what I am going through” as people share their struggle in living with limb loss and artificial limbs. If you need help in finding a support group, call the Veterans Administration to locate a support group in your area.

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