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
Burnsville - Meets Thursdays, 6:30 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 p.m., at Cambridge Medical Center, Administrative Conference room, 701 S. Dellwood St., Contact Bob: 651-336-7287.
Coon Rapids - Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at Family Life Center, 1930 Coon Rapids Blvd., Contact Tim: 612-669-5111
Crookston- Meets Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m., at the Novel Cup/Resource Center, 101 Robert Street, Contact Chris: 218-289-5903
Crystal - Meets on the first, third and fourth Thursdays,1:15 p.m., at Northwest Community Support Program, 7000 57th Ave. N., #100, Contact NAMI: 651-645-2948
Duluth - Meets Mondays, 6:00 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 p.m., at Bethel Baptist Church, 1250 Monks Ave., Contact Brian: 507-317-3595
Minneapolis Mt. Olivet - Meets Fridays, at 6:30 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S., Contact Stephanie: 952-693-8101
Minneapolis North - Meets Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m., at Northside CSP, 1309 Girard Ave. N., Contact Don: 651-334-1778
Minneapolis Uptown - Meets Wednesdays, 5:45 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 Kim: 763-260-1175
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 612-968-9049.
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 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 p.m., at Centennial Methodist Church, 1524 Co. Rd. C-2 West. Contact Will: 651-578-3364
St. Paul - Meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Goodwill, 553 Fairview Ave. N., in Room 123. Contact Mary at 612-387-6730
Wadena - Meets on Wednesdays, from 12:30-2:00 p.m., at the VFW, 213 2nd Street SE. Contact Kim at 218-639-4407
Willmar - (New dates and location) Meets on the second and fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at the Willmar Public Library, 410 5th St. SW. Contact PJ: 320-262-3224
Winona - Meets Mondays at 7:00 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 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 at Living Table United Church of Christ, 4001 38th Avenue South, in Minneapolis, contact Kim at 763-260-1175. The St. Louis Park LGBT Connection group has moved. Starting Sept. 11, 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 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. For more information, contact Eve at 651-434-3099 or email@example.com.
* Minneapolis, (Starts Jan. 8), meets on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 at the VA Hospital, One Veterans Drive, in Room 1P-156 but meet in 1P waiting room. Contact Roland at 513-519-9281 or NAMI at 651-645-2948.
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.
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.
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
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.
Hearing Voices Network -- Offers education and support. Visit their website, here.