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NAMI Connection Support Group

Rebecca and Mark's group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult (18+) in Virginia, MN and surrounding areas who is living with a mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others f...

Monday, Sep 23 | 06:30pm CDT
Free
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NAMI Minnesota
Hosted By
Rebecca S.
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General
NAMI Connection Support Group

Curt and Paul's group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult (18+) who is living with a mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. The group is l...

Monday, Sep 23 | 06:30pm CDT
Free
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NAMI Minnesota
Hosted By
Curt B.
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Depression
DBSA Black Community Peer Support Groups

DBSA has developed and nurtured the formation of online peer support groups specifically for Black individuals living with a mood disorder or who believe they may have a mood disorder. The groups, led by a Black ...

Monday, Sep 23 | 06:30pm CDT
Free
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Hosted By
Michele B.
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Depression
DBSA Rural Community Peer Support Groups

This group is for members of the rural community who live with depression or bipolar disorder or who believe they may have depression or bipolar. The groups, led by a facilitator from the rural community with liv...

Monday, Sep 23 | 07:00pm CDT
Free
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Hosted By
Melanie H.
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Sleep
Parents of PWNs (Persons with Narcolepsy)

Parents face many challenges when caring for a child with narcolepsy. No one understands better than another parent. Join us to discuss your challenges and celebrate your successes. Meetings will cover topics fro...

Monday, Sep 23 | 08:15pm EDT
Free
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Wake Up Narcolepsy
Hosted By
Tracy V.
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Anxiety
NAMI Minnesota Open Door Support Group

NAMI Minnesota Open Door Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult who is living with an anxiety or panic disorder. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experience...

Tuesday, Sep 24 | 01:00pm CDT
Free
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NAMI Minnesota
Hosted By
Mary J.
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Addiction
Youth Adult Addiction Recovery Group

This meeting is only for people ages 18-30. The group provides support from authentic, like-minded peers who are working on their personal growth through seeking intentional habit change in any of the following ...

Tuesday, Sep 24 | 07:00pm EDT
Free
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YRCT
Hosted By
Jenn J.
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Sleep
College & Careers with Narcolepsy

This support group is for individuals currently navigating college and careers with a diagnosis of Narcolepsy. Our focus is on relevant issues, such as symptom management, school, work, relationships, exercise, h...

Tuesday, Sep 24 | 07:00pm EDT
Free
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Wake Up Narcolepsy
Hosted By
Elaine G.
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Depression
DBSA Online Support Group

The primary participants in this group are people diagnosed with a mood disorder and those who believe they may have a mood disorder.

Tuesday, Sep 24 | 06:00pm CDT
Free
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Hosted By
Valerie H.
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General
NAMI Family Support Group: Partners & Spouses

This is a peer-led support group for partners and spouses of someone who is living with a mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences, build understanding a...

Tuesday, Sep 24 | 06:30pm CDT
Free
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NAMI Minnesota
Hosted By
Jeff Z.
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Frequently Asked Questions


Why Join a Support Group?

Support groups offer a unique opportunity to connect with others who share similar experiences. They help reduce isolation and loneliness, provide a sense of community, and offer practical advice and support. Here are some key benefits of joining a support group:

  • Shared Experiences: Find comfort in knowing you are not alone in your struggles.
  • Emotional Support: Receive and provide encouragement and empathy.
  • Practical Advice: Gain insights and tips from others who have faced similar challenges.
  • Personal Growth: Enhance your coping skills and resilience.

Who Should Use Support Groups?

Support groups are open to anyone looking for support. They often focus on specific topics such as depression, anxiety, family issues, or grief. It's important to find a group that feels right for you. If the first group you join doesn't meet your needs, don't hesitate to try another one.


Why use HeyPeers for Support Groups?

At HeyPeers, we provide a platform where multiple organizations offer a wide range of support groups. Many of these groups are offered for free by non-profits dedicated to supporting your mental health and well-being. Additionally, we feature HeyPeers-certified meetings conducted by verified certified peer specialists and independent peer specialists who offer their services via our platform. If you are feeling overwhelmed or isolated, our platform provides the support you need to empower yourself and take control of your mental health.

One of the biggest reasons HeyPeers stands out is that only certified peer specialists can lead support groups on our platform. This ensures better quality of support and follows the right protocols to make sure the support group is a safe place. Unlike random peer-led support groups, our certified specialists are trained to provide proper guidance without suggesting potentially harmful medications or practices.


Is HeyPeers a Safe Place for Mental Health Issues?

Yes, HeyPeers is designed to be a safe and supportive environment for addressing mental health issues. On HeyPeers, support groups can be joined anonymously, allowing you to participate without revealing your identity. We also have mechanisms in place to stop any inappropriate behavior, ensuring that the support group remains a safe and respectful space for all participants. Our certified peer specialists are trained to provide proper guidance and follow protocols that promote safety and well-being in every session.


Types of Support Groups Available on HeyPeers

  • Free Support Groups: Offered by various non-profit organizations, these groups cover a range of topics and provide free access to support.
  • HeyPeers-Certified Meetings: Conducted by verified certified peer specialists, these paid meetings ensure high-quality, professional support.
  • Independent Peer Specialists: Individual peer specialists offering personalized support services through our platform. These specialists provide one-on-one sessions and create specific topics for personalized meetings. Users can register for these paid services to receive targeted support.
  • Team-Led Groups: Some organizations offer team-led groups with more than one group leader, providing diverse perspectives and enhanced support.

Can I Access Support Groups Online?

Yes, HeyPeers offers online support groups, allowing you to connect with others from the comfort of your home. Our online communities and discussion boards provide additional ways to stay connected and supported, especially if local groups are not available.


What Topics Do HeyPeers Support Groups Cover?

HeyPeers provides a platform for various organizations to offer support groups covering a wide range of topics to address diverse mental health and well-being needs. In addition to HeyPeers-certified support groups, our platform hosts groups focused on: