Working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
"I was suicidal and I could not see any hope at all. I was where you are now. But there is hope for you, for every single one of you.
(For volunteer trainings to facilitate NAMI Connection, Vet Connection or Open Door support groups, click here .)
Albert Lea - Meets Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at Next Step Clubhouse, 216 S. Washington Ave., contact Sara at 507-377-5483
Bloomington - Meets Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at Charaka CSP, 7888 12th Ave. S., contact Joelle at 612-752-8384.
Burnsville - Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Mary Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road E., in Room 15. Contact Lyn at 612-749-5408.
Cambridge - Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Cambridge Medical Center, in Dining Room B, 701 S. Dellwood St., Contact Danie 763-219-6236
Coon Rapids - Meets Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Family Life Center, 1930 Coon Rapids Blvd., Contact Tim: 612-669-5111
Crystal - Meets on Thursdays,1:00-2:30 p.m., at Northwest Community Support Program, 7000 57th Ave. N., #100, Contact NAMI: 651-645-2948
Duluth - Meets Mondays, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E., Contact Jodi: 218-576-4608
Hopkins - Meets Thursdays, 5:30-7:00, at Vail Place, 15 9th Ave. S. Call 952-938-9622 ext. 0 for receptionist, ask to leave message for Calynn
Mankato - Meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Bethel Baptist Church, 1250 Monks Ave., Contact Brian: 507-317-3595
Minneapolis Mt. Olivet - Meets Fridays, at 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S., Contact Kim at 651-280-8527
Minneapolis North - Meets Fridays, 2:30-4:00 p.m., at Northside CSP, 1309 Girard Ave. N., Contact Don: 651-334-1778
Minneapolis South - Meets Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 p.m., at Vail Place, 1412 West 36th St., Contact Jack: 612-310-3628
Minneapolis (LGBTQAI - Lesbian, Gay/Genderqueer, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally, Questioning/Queer, Intersexed) - Meets Saturdays, 1:00-2:30, at Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 E. 40th St., Contact David: 612-920-3925
Moorhead - Meets 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 14th St. S., in the board room, Contact Marian: 218-443-5286
Rochester (2 groups) - Meets Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at NAMI SE Minnesota, 1700 Broadway Ave. N., Suite 104, Please use Door E, A new group meets Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Mayo Clinic, Baldwin Building, Room 1-507. Call: 507-287-1692.
Roseville - Meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Centennial Methodist Church, 1524 Co. Rd. C-2 West. Contact Will: 651-578-3364
Willmar - Meets on the third Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Lakeland Health Center (Lower level), 502 2nd Street SW. For information call 320-444-4860
Winona - Meets Mondays at 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the Peer Support Network (PSN) building, 122 W. 2nd St. Contact Judy: 507-459-3475
Young Adult NAMI Connection is a support group for ages ranging from 16-20 or 18-30 depending on the group. The group is facilitated by young adults who live with mental illnesses and are doing well in recovery. Click here to find Young Adult NAMI Connection groups.
NAMI offers a support group for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) adults living with a mental illness. Meets every Saturday from 1:00-2:30 p.m., at Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 E. 40th St., in Minneapolis, contact David at 612-920-3925.
NAMI Minnesota's peer-led dual diagnosis support groups are for adults living with both a mental illness and an addiction such as chemical dependency. Participants learn skills to help them deal with their addiction and gain support from their peers. Find meeting locations, here.
NAMI Open Door Anxiety Support Groups provide peer suppor, teach effective strategies in anxiety management, and promote better understanding of anxiety disorders. Find more information and meeting locations, here.
NAMI will offer two web-based support groups for people living with a mental illness called NAMI TeleConnection for those who are underserved due to barriers like transportation, physical disabilities, geographic location, lack of childcare, etc. Find more information and locate group days/times.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Support Groups
Mental Health Minnesota offers self-help support groups for people living with depression or bipolar disorder.
Depression Support Coalition - Offers weekly discussion and support group meetings are offered at some Coalition church locations. These support groups are designed to provide a network of Christian-based support for those affected by depression as well as their family members. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of religious affiliation or spiritual beliefs. Monthy education meetings also offered. For additional information or questions please contact: Julie Opheim at 952-432-6351 or visit www.DepressionSupportCoalition.org. See brochure.
Eating Disorders Family Support - Free friends and Family Support groups through The Emily Program Foundation. Open to the public in St. Paul, St. Louis Park and Woodbury providing education and emotional support for people caring for someone with an eating disorder. For more information contact Emily Monson at 651-379-6141 or email@example.com
Support groups using a 12-Step program.
Hearing Voices Network - Offers education and support. Visit their website, here.
National Association for Personality Disorders - TARA
Treatment and Research Advancements
National Educational Alliance on Borderline Personality Disorder
Postpartum Anxiety & Depression Support Groups are offered free through Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Topics include anxiety and postpartum depression, helpful self-care tips, mothering, new identities and new boundaries, grieving the loss of familiar routines, treatment options, etc. For more information or to register (requested), call 612-863-4770. The groups meet weekly in Minneapolis on Tuesdays, from 1:30-3:00 p.m., at Abbott NW Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, 800 E. 28th St. Waise Center, Suite 600; and in West St. Paul on Wednesdays, from 1:30-3:00 p.m., at Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Rd. W.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) - PSI Phone forums are available on the 1st Mondays of the month for Dads and on Wednesdays for Moms. See website for times because it changes weekly. www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/#schedule.
Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota Helpline - If you are pregnant or a new parent, find support and resources, or be paired with a peer volunteer. Call 612-787-7776 (PPSM) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCD Support Group
The Twin Cities Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) support group meets on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, from 11:00-1:00., at Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E 22nd St., in Minneapolis. Get referrals, resources and support. Call in advance: Burt at 612-722-1504.
Self-help support groups for people recovering from mental illnesses.
Suicide Survivor Support Groups - Go to NAMI's Suicide Prevention page
Support Group for New Moms - Meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays from 12:00-12:45 p.m. at Park Nicollet Clinic, 3800 Park Nicollet Blvd, 7th Floor, Dwan A, in St. Louis Park. Learn ways to cope with what's causing you stress, sadness, or anxiety. Connect with other moms experiencing similar feelings at a free drop-in support group. Come with or without your new baby. Please do not bring other children, as we are not able to accommodate siblings. Group facilitated by two experienced female therapists. For more Information call 952-993-3307.
Warmline Telephone Support
Mental Health Minnesota offers warmline telephone support for MN residents, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 4:00-10:00 p.m. Call: 651-288-0400 or 1-877-404-3190. Warmline is a non-crisis, peer-centered, free telephone support group for people with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, etc.