First and foremost, we are a community of heart disease survivors. We come together to empower, educate, and uplift each other.
Follow the golden rule. Treat others as you would like to be treated, and always remember that there is a human being on the other side of the screen. Respect others and their right to state an opinion that differs from yours.
Gotta have respect. Group membership includes diverse backgrounds and faiths, so please focus on the intent of an individual’s message, not your personal beliefs about the way it is expressed or who is saying it.
To share or not to share? That is up to you. As a group member, this is your group, you can share your thoughts and feelings if you’d like to, but you don’t have to if you don’t feel ready.
This is your safe space. Feeling comfortable in your group is important so what is said here, stays here. Respect others’ preferences by not sharing their stories, if they’ve indicated they don’t want you to.
Let us know if you are uncomfortable. If you have an issue with something another member says, please contact her outside of the group setting to try and resolve the conflict. If you are unable to do so, contact your Virtual Support Network Coordinator for help.
Medical Advice. It is WomenHeart’s policy that no medical or alternative medical advice is provided and/or offered on this forum. The Virtual Support Network is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your health care provider first with questions/concerns you may have and do not solely rely on information shared here to make decisions about your health. While this is a place where we welcome you to share about your experiences, please remember that any discussion that takes place here is just that: a discussion. Always consult with your provider before making any changes to your medication/treatment regimens and/or medical care. WomenHeart is not liable for any actions taken by group members in conflict with the guidelines provided above.
Solicitations. Please do not use this group for commercial purposes. This includes marketing promotion, fundraising for other organizations, and promoting personal businesses and ventures. Repeated solicitation may result in your removal from the group.