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Off-Campus Support Groups


Minnesota WarmLine   651-288-0400  or text “Support” to 85511     Open Monday – Saturday 5-10pm

The Minnesota Warmline provides a peer-to-peer approach to mental health recovery, support and wellness. Calls are answered by our team of professionally trained Certified Peer Specialists, who have first hand experience living with a mental health condition.

The Warmline provides a safe, anonymous and confidential environment to connect with people who are here to listen…here to help.




Free LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Support Group on Thursdays Near Augsburg:  A NAMI Young Adult LGBTQ Connection free mental health support group for ages 18-30 meets on the first and third Thursdays in the community room at Boneshaker Books (2002 23rd Ave. S.) from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This is right across the pedestrian bridge from campus – a ten minute walk or five minute drive.  The group is free. No registration is required. The group is co-facilitated by Oliver, a trans non-binary social work major at Augsburg. Both facilitators are LGBTQ+, live with a mental illness, and are doing well in recovery.

Young Adult NAMI Connection groups    Facilitated by young adults who live with mental illnesses who are doing well in recovery.  National Alliance on Mental Illness.  (Dinkytown near U of M, Tuesdays 7:30-9pm; ages 18-30; check calendar for current status)

Young Adult TeleConnection   Online, real-time support groups.  Ages 18-30, meets twice a month for 90 minutes.  Click the “JOIN” button to set up an account; then register for a group by logging into your account and clicking on the “Meeting Calendar” tab.

LGBTQ Connection Support Group – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. (Meets in Minneapolis and St. Paul)

Melissa’s Connections  Free, drop-in women’s support group at Tubman. Just show up any Thursday at 1:30pm that works for you.   4432 Chicago Ave South  612-870-2426

Mental Health Minnesota Peer-Led Support Groups  Two types of groups:  Peer-Led Support for Recovery and Wellness; and Depression & Bipolar Alliance Support (several groups around the Twin Cities)

Family-to Family Support Groups — National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – Support for families and friends of persons with mental illness. Groups available around the metro area. 651-645-2948

Emotions Anonymous – 651-647-9712 Emotions Anonymous is a 12-Step group for people who want to get support for recovery from emotional difficulties. This site describes the program and has a group finder so you can locate a group near you. You may also call the AA Intergroup number for the Twin Cities at 952-922-0880.

Mental Health Minnesota — online listing of support groups



NAMI Open Door Anxiety/Panic Disorder Support Groups – Information about Open Door Outreach, Inc., an organization offering information and support groups for anxiety disorders in the Twin Cities. (Meets in Highland Park and Edina)



Autism Society of Minnesota support groups   Independent Adults with ASD Social Support Group; Women with ASD Support Group; LGBT-QIA Adults with Autism Support Group (meets in Midway St. Paul)



Face It Foundation    Local and on-line support for men with depression.  Hosts several groups around the Twin Cities that meet every other week.

Mental Health Minnesota Peer-Led Support Groups  Two types of groups:  Peer-Led Support for Recovery and Wellness; and Depression & Bipolar Alliance Support (several groups around the Twin Cities)

Depression and Bipolar Depression Support Groups through the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression Support Coalition  Faith-based depression support



The Joy Project — local support group for eating disorders (meets near U of M)




The Aurora Center — Sexual Assault support group; Relationship Violence Support group; Women of Color Support Group (for women who have experienced relationship violence and/or sexual assault); available to Augsburg students

Pieces of Peace Support Group — Tubman    An ongoing, drop-in support group for people who are experiencing or have experienced relationship abuse, including emotional, verbal, physical, sexual or financial abuse. Participants at all stages of healing are welcome.

Support groups for sexual assault and relationship violence.