Hi and welcome all to the PTSD meetup group. We have a few basic guidelines to follow to keep the meeting safe and productive, they are:
1) Everything said here should be supportive and/or respectful, please do not argue or criticize others.
2) What is said here stays here, please no gossiping.
3) The facilitator is an untrained volunteer, please do not look to them for medical advice or to replace a therapist.
We usually start by giving each person a few minutes to talk about themselves and then open up the floor for discussion, however no one is required to speak if they do not wish to do so.