DBSA Support Groups (Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance)
Please note: 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 MHAM at 651-493-6634 or 800-862-1799. Thank you.
Twin Cities Area Support Groups
1st & 3rd Monday, 7 - 8:30 pm, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Cindy, 612-386-9131
(Please note: This group does not meet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, or Labor Day.)
1st & 3rd Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7180 Hemlock Lane, Maple Grove, for more information contact Steve, 763-425-6505, ext 107.
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm, Sunrise Methodist Church, Co. Rd I & Long Lake Road, for more information contact Robin,651-587-6438.
St. Louis Park
2nd & 4th Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm, Park Nicollet Medical Center, 3800 Park Nicollet Blvd — 6th Floor, for more information contact Bobby Nemer 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 Richards, 651-636-4012.
Greater Minnesota Support Groups
Every Monday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Albany Area Hospital and Medical Center, 300 Third Avenue, for more information call 320-845-6104.
2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, St. Mary's Parish Office, 420 Irving St. (use east entrance), for more information call 320-762-0628.
Every Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm, Hope Community Support Program, 157 Roosevelt Road, Suite 300, for more information contact Lynn Keller 320-240-3324
About DBSA Support Groups
DBSA, Minnesota Chapter is a charter member of the national Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. DBSA, Minnesota Chapter became a program of MHAM in 2004.
DBSA and MHAM strive to provide caring support groups where people who live with depression or bipolar disorder can share their experiences, concerns, and feelings. Participants are welcomed whether they live with depression or bipolar disorder or care about someone who does.
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 the DBSA website.
Last updated: 9/30/2014