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NAMI Minnesota
800 Transfer Road, #31
Saint Paul, MN 55114

phone: 651-645-2948
toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps
(1-888-626-4435)
fax: 651-645-7379

email: namihelps@namimn.org

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NAMI Connection Support Groups

"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.  

NAMI Connection YouTube video  

(For volunteer trainings to facilitate NAMI Connection, Vet Connection or Open Door support groups, click here .)

Bloomington - Meets Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at Charaka CSP, 7888 12th Ave. S., Maureen: 612-752-8374

Burnsville - Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Mary Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road E., in Room 15. Contact Dana: 612-888-4979

Cambridge
- Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Cambridge Medical Center, Administrative Conference room, 701 S. Dellwood St., Contact Bob: 651-336-7287.

Coon Rapids - (No meeting on March 31) Meets Tuesdays at 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Family Life Center, 1930 Coon Rapids Blvd., Contact Tim: 612-669-5111

Crystal
- Meets on Thursdays,1:15-2:45 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 on Thursdays, 5:00-6:30, at Vail Place, 15 9th Ave. South. 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 Stephanie: 952-693-8101

Minneapolis North - Meets Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 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, 4001 38th Avenue South, Contact David at 612-920-3925.

Minneapolis- (LGBTQAI - Lesbian, Gay/Genderqueer, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally, Questioning/Queer, Intersexed) - Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at St. Mark's Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St. in Minneapolis. Contact L.A. at 612-840-2056.

Moorhead - 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Moorhead Public Library, Lower level – Large group room,118 5th St. S. Marian: 218-443-5286

Owatonna- Meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Owatonna Hospital, 2250 NW 26th St., in room 1408. Contact Anna: 507-202-4337

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

St. Paul
- Meets Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Goodwill, 553 Fairview Ave. N., in Room 123. Contact Mary at 612-387-6730

Wadena - Meets Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. at An Open Book, Jefferson Square Mall, 209 Jefferson St. S., in the Community room. Contact Kim: 218-639-4407

Willmar - (New dates and location) Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Willmar Public Library, 410 5th St. SW. Contact PJ: 320-262-3224

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

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.

A group for LGBTQA youth, ages 16-20 starts March 1, and will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2:00-3:30, at Springhouse Ministry Center, 610 W 28th Street, Minneapolis, Micah Room. For information, call Andrea Lee at 651-645-2948 x106 or alee@namimn.org.

LGBT Connection Support Groups

NAMI offers 2 support group for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. The support groups are a safe place to confront the challenges that many members of LGBT communities face such as social isolation, stigma, discrimination, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. A group meets every Saturday from 1:00-2:30 p.m., at Living Table United Church of Christ, 4001 38th Avenue South, in Minneapolis, contact Contact David at 612-920-3925.  The St. Louis Park LGBT Connection group has moved. It meets Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at St. Mark's Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St. in Minneapolis, contact L.A. at 612-968-9049.

NAMI Vet Connection

No NAMI Vet Connection groups are currently meeting.

Open Door Support Groups   

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, Midway St. Paul, Edina and Minneapolis. Find the meeting locations, here.

Other Support

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. 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.

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: 1-877-404-3190 (Tues-Sat., 4-10 p.m.) and 1-877-276-6070 (Thurs-Sun, 5-9 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.

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.

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.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Support groups for people who have a mental illness and chemical dependency.

Emotions Anonymous
Support groups using a 12-Step program.

Recovery International
Self-help support groups for people recovering from mental illness.

National Association for Personality Disorders - TARA
Treatment and Research Advancements

National Educational Alliance on Borderline Personality Disorder
Educational resources

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 emily.monson@emilyprogramfoundation.org

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 ppsmhelpline@gmail.com.

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.

Hearing Voices Network -- Offers education and support. Visit their website, here.