Some may question the idea of joining a group of strangers to discuss their concerns, but there are many benefits to group therapy. Participating in groups can offer you the chance to create your very own support network. Other group members often help you to develop ways to improve a difficult situation or life challenge, while holding you accountable as you go through the process to make changes. Regularly talking about your problems and in turn listening to others may help to put things into perspective. Oftentimes, you may feel alone in your thoughts and that you are the only one struggling — but you’re not. It can be comforting to hear others speak about their own problems, and then realize you’re not the only one with those feelings. By listening to how other people address their issues ultimately resulting in positive changes, you may discover a whole new world as well as friends along the way.