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Support And Mutual Help Group Directory

Most groups have a national office to coordinate activities, such as fund raising, producing educational materials, lobbying for research funding, sponsoring conferences, and putting out a newsletter.

The local groups, if there are any, usually sponsor  group meetings and may also host social events and provide informed individuals with the problems who are ava ilable to talk with you.

Since local support group information changes so frequently, I have provided only the national office addresses and telephone numbers of the various organizations. You can contact them to obtain a current listing of groups available in your area.


College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
85 West Algonquin Road
Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: (847) 427-1200
Fax: (847) 427-1294

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20036


National Alopecia Areata Foundation
710 C Street, Suite 11
Sana Fall, CA 94901
(415) 456-4644

Appearance Impairment

Cranofacial Center
Children's Hospital of Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 735-6000

Institute for Identity and Body Image
Box 98048
Houston, TX 77048

International Cranofacial Foundation
1021 0 North Central Expressway, LB 37
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 368-3590

Let's Face It
P.O. Box 29972,
Bellingham, WA 98228-1972
Contact Betsy at:


American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329


Eczema Association for Science and Education
1221 SW Yamhill
Suite 303
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-4430
This is the main U.S. eczema site. Look for my article on psychodermatology.

Talk Eczema is a great new site with lots of information, support, links, and books--an important resource.

Join this very helpful 300 member e-mail group at David_Hough
This website also includes archives of all group postings since Oct 1995.


Herpes Resource Center
c/o American Social Health Association
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 361-8488

Hidradenitis Suppurativa 

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc.
7895 Via Belfiore #4
San Diego, CA 92129


PO Box 20921
Raleigh NC 27619-0921

Lupus Erythematosus  

American Lupus Society
23751 Madison Street
Torrence, CA 90505

Lupus Foundation of America
11921A Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 961-3014


Trichotillomania Learning Center, Inc.
207 McPherson Street, Suite H
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5863
831-457-1004 (phone)
831-426-4383 (fax)
This is the support group that I am most active with. They are a fantastic resource both on line and their conferences and workshops. I do hypnosis workshops at the national conference each year. Think about joining us.

Self Injurious Skin Picking Forum

SaveFace Forum

Two excellent resources for skin picking and related problems.


National Psoriasis Foundation
6443 Beaverton Hillsdale Highway
Suite 210
Portland, OR 97221
(503) 297-1545
They also have a very useful and well designed internet site at:

Psoriasis Foundation
Northampton NN2 7JG


National Rosacea Society
800 South NorthWest Highway, Suite 200
Barrington IL, 60010
(800) NO-BLUSH


United Scleroderma Foundation
P.O. Box 399
Watsonville, CA 95077


Vitiligo Support International
I especially recommend this group as a source of information
and support. Their Conferences are excellent. I was so impressed with
their work that I joined their Scientific Advisory Board.

National Vitiligo Foundation
P.O. Box 6337,
Tyler, TX 75711
Phone: (903) 534-2925
Fax: (903) 534-8075
E-mail: 73071,

Vitiligo Group
P.O. Box 919
London SE21 8AW


National Vulvodynia Association
P.O. Box 4491
Silver Spring, MD 20914-4491
Phone: (301) 299-0775
Fax: (301) 299-39999

Warts (HPV, Condyloma)

PO Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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