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People living with Mental Illness

Support Services

Connections 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**

Dual Diagnosis Support Group

Dual Diagnosis meets in person at Stage by Staige in Kasson, MN each Wednesday from 10:30am-11:30am. Dual Diagnosis resumes weekly on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022.
For dates, visit our Event Calendar

Dual Diagnosis Support Group offers a forum for people who have a substance use disorder as well as a mental illness to address the challenges and issues specific to them in an understanding, inclusive atmosphere.

Trained facilitators with lived experience lead each meeting.

Stage by Staige
11 East Veterans Memorial Hwy, Suite 106
Kasson, MN 55944

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

*All support group cancellations due to weather/facilitator unavailability will be posted on our event calendar and social media pages.

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.