Option B is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity. Research shows that people with shared experiences can provide the most compassionate support. So when you’re experiencing loss or hardship, connecting with people who have been there can help.
Join an Option B support group to find a community of people who understand what you’re going through. They’re closed Facebook groups—only members can see posts—and are available 24/7. Learn more or join a group directly from this page.
Incarceration can be traumatic and stigmatizing, both for those who serve time and for their families. Here you can connect with other people who understand what you're going through.
Whether it's an unexpected diagnosis, mental health concerns, or an ongoing disability, dealing with health challenges can be scary and isolating. Here you'll find others who understand what you're going through.
Far too many LGBTQ people face discrimination and rejection in their families, schools, and communities. Here you will find a safe space to share your experiences and get support from others who are going through the same thing.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Option B community members from around the world come together in closed Facebook groups to share their stories and support one another. Only members can see posts, and our team moderates the groups to ensure they adhere to our community guidelines.
When you request to join a group from this page, our moderators will be notified, and they’ll review your request.
As a group listed in the Option B Group Directory – which features online and in-person groups to help people cope with adversity and build resilience – we are committed to the following community guidelines.
We welcome conversations that are focused on helping members build resilience, including:
Resources that you’ve found helpful
It is important that conversations around the sensitive topics discussed in groups are productive and respectful. We ask all members to follow our Community Fundamentals:
Share openly and honestly
React with empathy
Be respectful of opposing views
Foster meaningful and genuine interactions
Maintain a supportive environment
Abstain from inappropriate, vulgar, or abusive language
We do not allow the following:
Bullying or harassment
Promotion or encouragement of self-injury or suicide. However, this does not mean you cannot discuss issues related to self-injury and suicide if it is helpful to you
Promotion of prejudice, violence, or hatred against people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, political beliefs, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression
Threats or encouragements of violence against anyone, either seriously or humorously
Asking for or sharing medical or legal advice
Questioning other people's experiences
Violations of privacy, including revealing information about others that they would not want to make public
Promotion of goods or services
Coaching or imposing your own experience on others
Violating the copyrights and trademarks of others in online groups. If you’re unsure, please do not share
Inappropriate conversation, as determined by the group moderators
Group admins reserve the right to remove members, suspend accounts, or remove posts, without notice and for any reason, to protect the community. If you see anyone violating these Community Guidelines or behaving in a way that makes you uncomfortable, please take action. If your group is on Facebook, use Facebook’s reporting tool. If it’s on another online platform, notify the group administrator. If it’s a group that meets in person, please report the behavior to a group moderator.
To learn more about maintaining your own privacy on Facebook, read the Technology Safety Guide from Facebook and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
OptionB.Org wants to make sure people have a positive experience with all the groups listed in its Group Directory. If you have any input on any of these groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OptionB.Org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving them the tools to help their family, friends, and community build resilience. At optionb.org, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find expert information and resources.
Resilience is like a muscle.
We’re here to help you build it.
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