Exposing and sharing their struggles and issues, makes the members of the community aware and conscious of what surrounds them and makes them more appreciative of what they go through and at the same time understand that they are not alone. Many might object that they would rather not be associated with support groups for sensible issues such as recovering and overcoming addictions. But such prejudice is hardly the case that might occur since the idea is to be able to find support in your close peers.
Another type of support groups that can be arranged in the community are for those members of the community stricken with the grief of lost relatives or friends. For example, in certain communities, where there is a considerable amount of senior citizens that might have widows and widowers, is generally a good idea for them to find support in congregating and socialize among themselves that way the inherent loneliness that they might feel will be addressed in a proper way with people who are dealing with the same issues as them.
Certain uncommon approaches for such groups come in all forms, for all types of issues. For example, there are several support groups for men afflicted with erectile dysfunction, normally an issue not tackled publicly due to the fear and embarrassment of the situation, many men have gathered among themselves to talk about it and find solutions together. Such groups have resorted to include doctors and psychologists.