Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

Muscle weakness, memory problems, depression, insomnia, physical pain, nightmares. These are just a few examples of the problems that patients may experience following critical illness. Symptoms such as these which affect emotional, physical, and cognitive health are now being recognized as Post Intensive Care Syndrome, or PICS. Efforts to educate health care providers, patients, and families about Post Intensive Care Syndrome are underway. Explore our site to learn more about PICS.



Our mission is to create a group where stories are shared, healing is witnessed, and recovery is strengthened.

Mayo Clinic is privileged to be a part of the THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative through the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). This collaborative is a worldwide partnership between survivors, clinicians, hospitals and SCCM to learn how to create stable, useful in-person support groups.

Who is this for?

Our peer support group is for anyone who has previously experienced critical illness or has had a family member who has been critically ill. If you are one day or 10 years out from your experience, we welcome you to come and explore your recovery journey with others.

When and where does the group meet?

Our group is held online through Mayo Clinic Connect. Just click the link below to be taken to the group.

On occasion we will offer face to face and alternative group experiences. Check back often for more information!

I can't tell you what a blessing this group has been to me. The advice and suggestions for sure, but late at night when the fear comes back...I reread the posts and here is proof things do get better." - Group participant

Click here to join: Post-ICU Support Group






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