This is such an important caveat.
Depression Support Groups are Helpful When They’re Good
I attended a support group for abuse survivors for a short time, and it was a very bad experience for me. (I won’t get into details here, but mixing in one male survivor with a group of female survivors who had been sexually abused by males was maybe not a great idea. It was, alas, the only group in town.)
I am smart enough to know that good support groups could be very beneficial for anyone dealing with depression, or childhood trauma, because, as the article below points out, connecting with other people helps!
But, as with any group of human beings, sometimes things don’t always work out. It can be worth a shot though. Just maybe take a look at this article to know more about what you’re getting into.