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People living with Mental Illness

Support Services

Connection Support Group

A free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. No registration required. Click here for more information. 

Owatonna: Every Monday

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Owatonna Hospital, Room 1408 (across from cafeteria), 2250 26th St NW, Owatonna, MN

Kasson: Every Tuesday

7:00-8:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 101 6th Ave NW, Kasson, MN 


Rochester: Every Wednesday

7:00-8:30 p.m.

NAMI Office, 1700 Broadway Ave N, Suite 103/The Lighthouse (Use Entrance B)


Other Support Groups


Austin: Every Monday

6:30-7:45 p.m.

Meets at Austin Congregational UCC Church, 1910 3rd Ave. NW, Austin, MN

Leader: Terri Bergstrom

For more information contact 507-433-2301


Certified Peer Support Specialists

Certified Peer Support Specialists have made significant progress in their own mental illness recovery. They use personal experience to model wellness, hope, self-advocacy and responsibility.

Here are some of the ways Certified Peer Support Specialists can help:

  • Helping identify strengths, abilities and assets in order to reach goals

  • Developing recovery and wellness goals

  • Connecting to local resources

  • Educating about the recovery journey as well as mental health and wellness

  • Facilitating group activities

Contact Jenn Becker at (507) 316-0927 or to determine how a Certified Peer Support Specialist can play a role in your recovery journey.