Peer Led Support Groups for Recovery & Wellness
Peer-Led Support Groups for Recovery and Wellness are designed to foster an environment of inclusiveness and belonging. Group facilitators are peers – people who have personal experience living with a mental illness. Peer-to-peer support lends a unique connection, creates a safe space, and serves as a catalyst for hope.
Support Groups for Recovery and Wellness are free to attend and are open to anyone who is experiencing a mental health struggle.
If you have any questions about peer-led Support Groups for Recovery and Wellness, please call Mental Health Minnesota at 651-493-6634.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Support Groups
DBSA, Minnesota Chapter became a program of Mental Health Minnesota in 2004. DBSA and Mental Health Minnesota strive to provide caring support groups where people who live with depression or bipolar disorder can share their experiences, concerns, and feelings.
Support groups do not substitute for medical attention or therapy. Rather, they provide a much needed place for people with common concerns to meet and find support. At support groups, participants learn and gather strength from each other. Each support group participant has the opportunity to voice opinions, ask questions, and share personal experiences.
You are welcome to attend at any time. You do not need to pre-register. However, it can be beneficial to talk to the facilitator prior to attending so you know what to expect.
For more information about DBSA groups and how they can help you or a loved one, visit http://www.dbsalliance.org/.
The DBSA groups are peer support groups run by volunteers. When calling a facilitator, you may reach them at home rather than at a place of business. Please be respectful of the time you call. Your call may not be answered immediately, but the facilitator will get back to you when they are able. If you have immediate questions, please call Mental Health Minnesota at 651-493-6634 or 800-862-1799, or email Frank Dorsey, our Support Group Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our community resources page to find more support groups.