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 .)
Austin- Meets Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at The Bridge, 108 E. Oakland Ave. Dale: 507-437-4618
Bloomington - Meets Wednesdays, 5:00 pm., at Charaka CSP, 7888 12th Ave. S., Maureen: 612-752-8374
Brainerd - Meets Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., at Our Place, 606 Front St., Contact NAMI: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
Cambridge - Meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at Cambridge Medical Center, Administrative Conference room, 701 S. Dellwood St., Contact Louise: 651-592-6989, Monica: 651-278-3534 or Bob: 651-336-7287.
Coon Rapids - Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., at Family Life Center, 1930 Coon Rapids Blvd., Tim: 612-669-5111
Crystal - Meets Thursdays,1:15 p.m., at Northwest Community Support Program, 7000 57th Ave. N., #100, contact NAMI: 651-645-2948
Duluth - Meets Mondays,7:00 p.m., at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E., contact Jodi: 218-576-4608
Eagan - (Not currently meeting, hopes to resume soon) Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00 p.m., at Advent United Methodist Church, 3945 Lexington Ave. South. Call 651-645-2948
East Bethel - Meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson St. NE, in Pastor Maria's office. Call Laura: 763-639-8785
Fridley - (Not currently meeting, call Leanne: 612-801-3787)
Little Falls - Meets Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at Morrison County Drop-in Center, 120 E. Broadway, Haven: 320-296-2532
Mankato - Meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at Bethel Baptist Church, 1250 Monks Ave., Julie: 507-317-3595
Minneapolis Spectrum- Meets Mondays, 2:00 p.m., at Spectrum, 1825 Chicago Ave., Tonda:612-752-8255
Minneapolis Mt. Olivet - Meets Fridays, at 6:30 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S., Lori: 612-401-6024
Minneapolis North - Meets Fridays, 3:00 p.m., at Northside CSP, 1309 Girard Ave. N., Call Don: 651-334-1778
Minneapolis Uptown - Meets Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m., at Vail Place, 1412 West 36th St., Jack: 612-310-3628
Minnepolis(GLBTQAI - Gay/Genderqueer, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally, Questioning/Queer, Intersexed) - Meets Saturdays, 1:00-2:30, at Living Table United Church of Christ, 4001 38th Avenue South, Call Kim: 763-260-1175 or Russ: 612-578-3327
Moorhead - Meets Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., at MSUM, Comstock Memorial Union, 615 14th St. S., Room 214, Marian: 218-233-4642
Rochester (2 groups) - Meets Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9:00-10:30 a.m., at NAMI SE Minnesota, 1700 Broadway Ave. N., Suite 104, Please use Door E, Call: 507-287-1692
Roseville - Meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at Centennial Methodist Church, 1524 Co. Rd. C-2 West. Contact: Will at 651-578-3364
St. Paul - Meets on the 4th Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Goodwill Easter Seals, 553 Fairview Ave. N., Room 119, (same time/location as the family group, in different room). Contact: Shelly at 651-228-1645
Wadena - Meets on Fridays, 9:30-11:00 a.m., at Wadena Co. Friendship Haven, 711 Sunny Brook Road, Jeannette: 218-640-1791
Willmar - Meets on the third Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the Health & Human Service Bldg., 2200 23rd St. NE, lower level, west entrance, contact PJ: 320-262-3224.
Winona - Meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m., at the Peer Support Network (PSN) building, 122 W. 2nd St. Judy: 507-459-3475
(If you are interested in facilitating or attending a NAMI Connection group near Fairmont, contact Brian Jost at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
NAMI offers a support group for the GLBTAQI (Gay/Genderqueer, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally, Questioning/Queer, Intersexed) community. The group meets every Saturday from 1:00-2:30 at Living Table United Church of Christ, 4001 38th Avenue South, in Minneapolis. The support group is a safe place to confront the challenges that many members of GLBTAQI communities face such as social isolation, stigma, discrimination, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. For information, contact Kim at 763-260-1175 or Russ at 612-578-3327.
Young Adult NAMI Connection is a support group for teens aged 16-20. A group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road in Apple Valley, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., with free pizza from 6:00-6:30. The group is facilitated by young adults who live with mental illnesses and are doing well in recovery. For more information contact Andrea Lee at 651-645-2948 x106 or email@example.com.
NAMI Open Door Anxiety and Panic Support Groups (a program of NAMI Minnesota)
This support program teaches effective strategies in anxiety management and promotes better understanding of anxiety disorders. Support groups are currently offered in East St. Paul, St. Paul Midway, Minneapolis, and St. Louis Park. Click here for more on Open Door support groups.
OCD Support Group
The Twin Cities Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) support group meets the first and third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at the St. Louis Park Community Center, 6300 Walker Street, St. Louis Park, at the intersection of Highway 7 and Walker Street just west of highway 100. Come and meet others with OCD. Get referrals, resources and support. For more information call Burt at 612-722-1504. More information. Another OCD group meets on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month from 2:00-3:30 at University Baptist Church, 1219 University Ave. SE in Dinkytown. For more information, call Eric at 612-331-4477.
Mental Health Anonymous
Peer led meetings for those experiencing mental health issues.
Meets Monday Nights: 7:30-9pm, Room 220, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale, Ave. South, Minneapolis
For more information go to their Facebook page, here.
Warmline Telephone Support
The Consumer Survivor Network of Minnesota offers warmline telephone support in most regions of the state, including the Twin Cities-Metro Area: 877-404-3190 (Tues-Sat., 4-10 p.m.). 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. Find more information here.
Bridge to Wellness Groups
Ramsey County Human Services offers free, weekly support groups for people affected by substance abuse and/or mental health issues. All groups are facilitated by professional counseling staff.Bridge to Wellness Groups (for individuals) meet Tuesdays 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 402 University Ave. E., 1st Floor Conference Room
Bridge to Compassion Groups (for family members and loved ones) meet Fridays 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 402 University Ave. E., 1st Floor Conference Room
If you have further questions, contact Bob at 651-266-3528, or find more information, here.
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Support groups for people who have a mental illness and chemical dependency. Find groups, here.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Contact TARA - Treatment and Research Advancements, National Association for Personality Disorders.
National Educational Alliance Borderline Personality Disorder, educational resources - here.
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.
Weekly Postpartum Depression Support Groups are offered at no cost through Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Topics include common symptoms of Baby Blues, anxiety and postpartum depression, helpful self-care tips, mothering, new identities and new boundaries, grieving the loss of familiar routines, treatment options, etc. Call 612-863-4770 to register for the group or for more information. Please call before attending to help in planning.
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.
A support group also meets Wednesdays from 10-11:00 a.m. at the U of M Medical Center, Fairview Riverside. Call for intake before attending, 612-672-6999, or call Sara at 612-672-2142 for information. This is a therapy group for anxiety and depression during and after pregnancy.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) -- PSI Phone forums are available on Mondays for Dads and on Wednesdays for all callers. See flyer, here.
ECT Support Group for Individuals and Families
If you have received ECT or are currently undergoing ECT treatment, you are invited to join with others and share your experiences. Family members are also welcome to attend. The group meets in St. Paul. Contact Mary Freitag, 651-646-1778, for information or click here.