Connect With Patients and Families

At the center of THRIVE is the belief in the unique power of ICU survivors to support one another.

There are always brief glimmers of connection—over coffee in ICU waiting rooms or years later through chance meetings. THRIVE is working to find ways to make such connections intentional, rather than simply by happenstance.

Support groups offer a space where individuals can come together to share stories, experiences, and lives in a way that helps reduce isolation and loneliness. Oftentimes, we think we are struggling alone, but support groups help us see that there are others who may dealing with similar situations.

Share your unique experience related to critical illness or injury. 
The THRIVE inititaive is seeking stories from patients or their loved ones.

Join the Facebook Group: THRIVE for ICU Patients/Families.
This is a closed, private group started by ICU survivors.​​


 Virtual Support


Check back for upcoming virtual support groups.


 In-Person Support

The THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative is a worldwide partnership between survivors, clinicians, hospitals and SCCM to learn how to create stable, useful in-person support groups.

Some of the Collaborative member sites may have support groups available to those in their geographical areas.

To learn more about these sites, contact

If you don't see a site in your area, email and tell us a little about yourself. Even if we do not yet have a group in your area, your story can help us identify where we should go next or you may join a virtual support network.

Thrive Map

U.S. Sites

Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

University of San Diego
San Diego, California, USA

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, Illinois, USA

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

University Hospitals
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Austin, Texas, USA

Intermountain Medical Center
Murray, Utah, USA

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

International Sites

Western Health
Melbourne, Australia

Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Guy's and St. Thomas
London, United Kingdom

University College Hospital
London, United Kingdom