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SUPPORT Anyone who has suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm needs a great deal of support to cope with its physical, emotional, and financial effects. Family members, who often become caregivers, also require ongoing support, not only to provide the best possible care for their loved one, but also for themselves. Understanding this, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation provides a wealth of support services to help patients and families deal with the many challenges posed by a brain aneurysm. One important service that we offer is our online Resource Directory, which provides information about the resources that patients and families may need, such as insurance, legal aid, and much more. We also provide information about the recovery process and answers to commonly asked questions. In addition, we host an active online support community (, and offer more than 60 support groups at healthcare facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Led by doctors and nurses in partnership with and guidance from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, these support groups provide an important sense of community for patients and families, a source of reliable information, and a forum for solving problems and sharing experiences.   “The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has a wonderful support system in place that includes online support as well as clinician-led support groups in many locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.” Leslie Lindsay, RN, a nurse and 20-year survivor of a ruptured aneurysm 5