Unlike anything else in this world, the Internet offers people the ability to connect personally with one another through self-help support groups covering a wide variety of medical and mental health concerns. New groups which address concerns not currently covered by an existing online group are easily created. All it takes is a short amount of your time and the desire to create a gathering place for people with a specific disorder. Just three easy steps are needed to create a new self-help support group online. Just a note about language used throughout this article. Providing a simple way to determine if a support group already exists is precisely the reason I began compiling all the Pointers on Psych Central. The newsgroup and mailing list Pointers are simple indices of online support groups.