Social Support

When you connect with social support, your quality of life improves. Your thoughts may turn from "I did this to myself" to "I feel confident that I can make positive changes" or "I don't want to burden others with my problems" to "I found a group of people who know exactly how I feel and want to hear how I am doing." You might find that when you share your experience, whether you are having a good day or bad day, it helps someone else because chances are they have been exactly where you are.

Lung HelpLine

Lung HelpLine

Our Lung HelpLine is open 7 days a week and is staffed by experienced registered nurses, respiratory therapists and certified tobacco treatment specialists. We are here to provide you with the support you need and the answers you are looking for. » More

Lung Connection Community

Lung Connection Community

Connect with others, share experiences and learn from friends in this free online forum for people facing lung disease. Our Living with COPD virtual support group can help build your support network and give you a place to chat with peers about how COPD is affecting you. » More

My Fighting for Air Community

My Fighting for Air Community

My Fighting for Air Community is a free and simple way for people with lung disease and their families to receive support. Sign up for this online volunteer and caregiving coordination service for patients and their families who have immediate or long-term needs. » More

Support Groups

Support Groups

If you feel alone and isolated, support groups can help. It feels good to talk with others who understand, which has a positive impact on your health. Explore the American Lung Association support groups like the Better Breather's Club and other groups in your area. » More