Whatever your experience with psoriasis—whether you’ve only been recently diagnosed and are still learning your triggers, or if you’ve been successfully managing your condition for years—it’s important to remember that one of the most powerful tools at your disposal is community. Not only is it encouraging to remember you’re not alone, but the pooled experiences and knowledge can be absolutely invaluable.

The National Psoriasis Foundation is probably one of the best sources of psoriasis news, information, and community. Through their efforts to find a cure and improve quality of life, they’ve accumulated a vast collection on resources, including healthcare directories, detailed psoriasis facts, a blog and even a free webcast. And if you prefer your communities on the face-to-face level, rather than digital, the foundation’s nationwide regional chapters host year-round events, such as educational seminars and conferences, as well as various fund-raisers to support research.

Research support is one of the National Psoriasis Foundation’s most exciting offerings. Through fundraising, donations, or even by participating in clinical trials, psoriasis-sufferers can do so much more than simply manage their disease—they can help conquer it.