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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.

Peer-Led Support Groups for Recovery & Wellness Locations:

Bloomington – Women’s Group

1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 12:30 pm – 2 pm at Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MVUUF), 10715 Zenith Avenue S, Bloomington, 55431. For more information, visit http://www.mnvalleyuu.org/calendar or contact Angie at 952-688-6641 or bloomington@mentalhealthmn.org.

Glencoe

Every Wednesday, 7 pm – 8 pm at Glencoe Regional Health Services, Conference room “C,” 1805 Hennepin Ave N, Glencoe, 55336.  For more information or questions, contact Frank at 320-455-9264 or frankd@mentalhealthmn.org.

 

Monticello

2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 pm – 8:30 pm at Monticello Community Center, Academy Room, 505 Walnut St, Monticello, 55362. For more information or questions, contact Frank at 320-455-9264 or monticello@mentalhealthmn.org.

 

 

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 frankd@mentalhealthmn.org.

 

DBSA Support Group Locations:

Eagan

1st & 3rd Monday, 7 – 8:30 pm, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, for more information contact Cindy, 612-386-9131
(Please note: This group does not meet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, or Labor Day.)

St. Louis Park

2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm, Park Nicollet Melrose Center, 3525 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, for more information contact Bobby, 952-938-8941.

St. Paul — Highland Park

1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm, St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Avenue, for more information contact Mary, 651-636-4012.

St. Cloud

Every Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm, Hope Community Support Program, 157 Roosevelt Road, Suite 300, for more information call 320-240-3324

 

Check out our community resources page to find more support groups.