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 .)
Bloomington - Meets Wednesdays, 5:00 pm., at Charaka CSP, 7888 12th Ave. S., Maureen: 612-752-8374
Brainerd - Group is on hold with plans to re-start in September
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 Tuesdays and 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, NAMI: 651-645-2948
Duluth - Meets Mondays,7:00 p.m., at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E., 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
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 Mt. Olivet - Meets Fridays, at 6:30 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S., Rebecca: 612-801-7415
Minneapolis North - Meets Fridays, 3:00 p.m., at Northside CSP, 1309 Girard Ave. N., Don: 651-334-1778
Minneapolis Uptown - Meets Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m., at Vail Place, 1412 West 36th St., Jack: 612-310-3628
Minneapolis (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, Kim: 763-260-1175
Moorhead - 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Moorhead Pubic Library, Lower level – Large group room,118 5th St. S. Marian: 218-443-5286
Red Wing -Meets Mondays 7:00 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church (basement), 321 West Avenue. First meeting will be Monday November 4th. Contact: NAMI Goodhue County, 651-327-0539
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 p.m., at Centennial Methodist Church, 1524 Co. Rd. C-2 West. Contact: Will at 651-578-3364
St. Paul - Meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 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). Noah: 612-432-2888.
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 first and third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., at the Health & Human Service Bldg., 2200 23rd St. NE, lower level, west entrance, 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.)
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 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.
NAMI Parent Connection peer-led support groups are for parents who live with a mental illness, and are raising a child with a mental illness. The group meets in Eagan on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, from 9:30-11:00 a.m., at the Park Nicollet, Eagan Clinic, 1885 Plaza Drive.
A group has just started in Minneapolis:
Minneapolis VA, 1 Veterans Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55417, Room 1B-102 (1st floor)
Meets on Mondays 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (Starts Dec. 2) Contact: Rebecca 612-801-7415
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.
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.
Support groups using a 12-Step program.
National Association for Personality Disorders - TARA
Treatment and Research Advancements
National Educational Alliance on Borderline Personality Disorder
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 email@example.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.
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.
Hearing Voices Network -- Offers education and support. Visit their website, here.