Local Support Group on National Public Radio Show

On December 15, 2009, members of the Chronic Pain Support Group of Southern Maine participated in a radio interview with David Freudberg for a segment of his award-winning show, HumanKind. The half-hour radio program, broadcast nationally by affiliates of National Public Radio, focused on managing chronic pain. Maine Public Radio aired the show on January 26, 2010.

Ernest Merritt III, leader of the support group; Susan Gold, who founded the group in 1993; and members John Schrader, Jane Avery, and Evelyn Cooper all offered insights on their battles with chronic pain and the ways they have learned to cope with their conditions. The program also included comments from Margaret Caudill, M.D., a pain specialist at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.

For more information about the show, visit the HumanKind website. You can also listen to a clip of the "Managing Pain" program