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People living with Mental illness


Guided Self-Learning Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Class
DBT is a therapy modality with the goal of help you learn to manage your difficult emotions by letting yourself experience, recognize and accept them. DBT is a team-based approach offered by intensively trained therapists. Our classes are not therapy and are led by a Certified Peer Specialist. This facilitated group setting provides a safe place to practice DBT’s foundational skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation. Classes are chance to gain and practice skills to positively impact your recovery. Classes are in The Lighthouse at 1700 Broadway Ave N, Suite 103 in Rochester. More detail is available here



Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
The WRAP is a personalized wellness and recovery guide to help people: 1) decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors; 2) increase personal empowerment; 3) improve their quality of life; 4) achieve their own life goals and dreams. A WRAP is completely in the control of the person for whom it is developed and can be explored in a group setting or one-on-one with a Peer Support Specialist. A WRAP builds upon concepts of hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support. If you are interested in completing a WRAP, contact Bill Berg at (507) 316-0986 or


NAMI Peer-to-Peer
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who have been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach. For more information and to sign up for a future class, contact Anita Otterness at (507) 316-0990 or