Just wondering if any of you attend support groups about FM and CFS and if you do, how are your meetings done. I attended my first one last month and I wasn't impressed at all. The meeting was held at a large church social building. The person in charge of the meeting got there when we did, the building was cold, we met in the middle of the social building (the large area). We had to get our own chairs out of the racks. They were hard and cold. We had to keep our coats on because it was so cold. The lady in charge of it had printed some things off the internet and for one hour basically just read what was on the paper. A few people got up and left before it was over. This month's meeting was the same and on the same topic (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It was so boring. I was attending hoping to get new information and make new friends. There was no socialization. Everyone just got up and left afterwards. I had looked so forward to attending, but I'm not going back. I wish the lady who organizes would ask for feedback (she made a comment the first meeting that if more people would come, we'd probably be able to have doctors and guest speakers, etc.) I would love to tell her if she would make it more comfortable, have the church provide coffee, hot chocolate, make it warm and inviting, then maybe more people would attend. I can see why people drop out after a few meetings. If you attend support groups, what are ways your group makes it inviting and makes people want to leave their warm homes to come to a support group? I travel at least 40 minutes to get to this group. Thanks! "Bee"