In the last number of years, people who have had personal problems have flocked to the internet to look for information and encouragement to deal with the often life-crippling effects of what is going on in their lives. In the past, internet-based support was mainly provided via chat rooms and forums - both with greatly varying quality and effectiveness.
Now, Support Groups Central offers web conference-based peer support and informative meetings that are much more like being in a real group. In SGC meetings participants can see their group leader, material can be presented, and everyone can talk with each other. Participants can join a meeting from the comfort and privacy of their homes.
SGC was founded by Vincent F. Caimano, an organizational psychologist and successful management consultant. He started SGC after forming and expanding a depression support and self-help education group—going from face-to-face to SGC-based. Since 2004, he has provided help to thousands of support group participants.