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People living with Mental Illness

Support Services

Connection Support Group

Our free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness is held virtually and in-person. No registration is required.

Every other Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm: Virtual

For exact dates and the meeting link, visit our Event Calendar



Every other Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm: In-Person (NAMI Southeast Minnesota office, 1700 Broadway Ave N, Suite 103, Rochester) 
For dates, visit our Event Calendar

**Please note: to maintain confidentiality these groups are not open for observation**

Peer Support Services

Peer Support is a supportive relationship between people who have a lived experience with mental illness. It emphasizes the acquisition, development and enhancement of skills needed by an individual with a mental illness to move forward in their recovery.

Peer Supporters: 

  • Help peers discover and build on coping strategies that work for them
  • Promote a broader sense of community by helping peers identify the people and systems who can support their recovery
  • Help people overcome challenges and discover greater wellness
  • Complement clinical approaches

Our Peer Support Intake Agreement provides more information and outlines what peers can expect from a Peer Supporter and what is expected of them. 

If you are interested in being matched with a Peer Supporter, contact Jennifer Becker at (507) 315-0227.