Lakes Area Ecumenical Bereavement
4 p.m. first Thursdays, Immaculate Heart parish hall, Crosslake, Donna, 692-3246.
Available free 24 hours. Call 828-HELP, or 1-800-462-5525. Confidential and anonymous.
3:30-4:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd. Sandy, 829-1407.
Cleptomaniacs and shoplifters anonymous
Call Lynn at (218) 838-2069.
Support, education, advocacy and food free events for families and individuals in the central lakes area, call Krista at 568-6092 or Melissa at (320) 468-6290 for more information.
PINE RIVER - Meets 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Life Center, Pine River. A 12-step recovery program for hurts, habits and hang-ups. 587-2021.
Caregiver Support Group
Meets 1:30 p.m. first Wednesday, Good Neighbor Home Care offices, 14387 Edgewood Drive, Baxter. (behind CTC). Call Ann, 824-1145, or Shirley, 829-9238, for more information.
Meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Lakewood Evangelical Free Church, 829-7251.
Survivors of Sexual Violence
Meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sexual Assault Services office. Call Rose or Jerowen at 828-0494, or toll free (888) 458-0494.
Diabetic Support Groups
AITKIN - 5 p.m. second Thursday, Riverwood's Support Services building.
BRAINERD - 7 p.m. second Tuesdays during September-May, CLC, Room C-228. 828-1981.
CROSBY - 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Tunnel Conference room, CRMC. Speakers, personal learning and encouragement. Sarah, 546-4302.
MCGREGOR - 3 p.m. third Thursday at United Methodist Church. Call 927-5152.
Chron's and Colitis
7 p.m. first Tuesday, Dean, 764-2649.
Grief Support and Education
Specially trained professionals provide information and support to those who have recently lost a loved one. Call 828-7525. Tuesdays (7 sessions), St. Joseph's Medical Center, May 6 - June 17, 3-5 p.m.
STAPLES - Grief support meets 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples. Call (218) 894-1546.
Women's Depression and Anxiety Group
INSIGHT, a program for women, is held Monday afternoons. Contact Amanda Hintz, Northern Psychiatric Associates, 454-0090, or www.northernpsychiatric.com.
Brain Injury Group
7-9 p.m. last Wednesday, The Lighthouse, 704 Norwood St. Meredith, 829-4492.
Brainerd Lakes Area Adoption Support Group
Support for Crow Wing, Aitkin and Morrison Counties, from 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesday, basement of Lakewood Evangelical Church, 855-1373 or (877) 699-5937.
Adoptive Parents Support Group
Meets 7-9 p.m. second Thursday, Rose Room, St. Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls. Kim Goff (320) 749-2727.
Mothers of Multiples
Meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday (excluding June, July, August and December), Lord of Life Church. Shari, (218) 961-5885.
Circle of Parents
BAXTER - Meets 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays, Lakewood Ev. Free Church, Baxter.
PEQUOT LAKES - Meets 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Pequot Lakes Trailside Center.
CROSBY - Meets 1:30-3 p.m. Thursdays at C-I Presbyterian Church. More info, call 800-970-6429.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Sportland Cafe in Nisswa, corner of Hwy. 371 and CR 13. Sue, (218) 831-2364.
Youth Resiliency Group
4 p.m. Wednesdays at Brd. Public Library, Crosby Public Library, and Pequot Lakes School, 828-4383.
Breastfeeding support and information, Anne, 828-0809.
Meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 828-1216 for meeting location.
Free, 10 weeks, open support group for young women 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Sexual Assault Services, Downtown Mall. Open to young women who would like information on coping with everyday struggles and meet other women dealing with similar issues, Deanna, 828-0494.
4-6 p.m. Fridays at Brainerd Alano Club, Gary, 825-8528.
7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 415 Juniper St. N., Brainerd. Use North door.
6:30 p.m. first Monday, Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Margie, 829-3509.
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Congregational Church, 5th and Juniper, Brainerd. Use north parking lot entrance. 828-3383.
7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Congregational Church, 415 Juniper. Scott, 828-1152.
8 p.m. Thursdays at Upfront Alano Club.
Sex Addicts Anonymous
For information, write P.O. Box 454, Ironton, MN 56455.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
CROSBY - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets 6-8 p.m. Thursdays (April through October) and 2-4 p.m. Thursdays (November through March), Crosby-Ironton Presbyterian Church. John Pappas, 546-6520.
NAMI-Brainerd Lakes Area (National Alliance of the Mentally Ill chapter), 7 p.m. second Thursday, 606 Front St., Brainerd. Rich, (218) 792-5881. Support for consumers, family members and providers.
Noon to 2 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Call Minnkota Health Project (877) 871-4636 for location.
CRMC breast cancer support group
3 p.m. second Thursday, Tunnel Conference Room, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, 320 East Main St., Crosby. Gail, (218) 546-4302.
Cancer Support Group
For women cancer patients, 9-11 a.m. first Tuesday, lower level, Camp room, St. Joseph's Medical Center. Penny, 828-4060, or American Cancer Society, (800) ACS-2345.
Breast Cancer Survivors Support
6 p.m. second Thursdays and 11:30 a.m. second Fridays, St. Joseph's Medical Center, 503 North Third. Donna, 825-9109, or Pat, 829-1683.
American Cancer Society
Call (800) 227-2345 for cancer information, day-to-day help and emotional support for not only the patient but also friends and family or visit the Web site at www.cancer.org.
PEQUOT LAKES - 1-3 p.m. first Thursday, St. Alice Catholic Church. 568-5621.
Meets 9:30-11 a.m. third Monday at The Mill.
Meets at 9:30 a.m. second Tuesday, Sawmill Inn. Carol Ann, call 568-5972 or (218) 232-3279.
12:30 p.m. last Friday, Bonanza. Michelle Mike, Health Care Service Coordinator, Northland Chapter MDA, 727-3466, Caroline Schroemel, 829-1883.
1:30-3:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Park United Methodist Church. No meetings December through February. Call 562-4594 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lyme Disease/chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia syndrome
Lyme Disease/chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia support group will meet 6 p.m. second Tuesday, Brainerd Public Library large meeting room. New speaker monthly. For questions, call 829-LYME (5963). Sponsored by Minnesota Lymefighters Advocacy.
Stroke Support Group
Meets 2-3 p.m. fourth Mondays at First Lutheran Church, Aitkin. Sponsored by Riverwood Healthcare Center. For information, call Heather, 927-5580.
Post Polio Connection support group
Meets first Monday excluding January, February and March. Outstate support groups are members of PPASS MN. Bob, 746-3144, or Bob Jensen, 746-4498.
Post-abortion support group
Meets at Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center (LAPS), 825-0793, Janeen or Terri.
SJMC Weight Loss
Surgery Support Group
Meets 6-7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Julie Smith, 828-7570.
TOPS 1449, Brainerd
TOPS No. MN 1449, Brainerd, meets 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oak Lawn Town Hall. Janet, 855-1944.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, 1753 Hallett Center, Crosby. Paula or Bonnie, 545-2180.
MIMIS bariatric weight loss group
7:15-8:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Hallett Community Center, 470 8th Street NE, Crosby. Cindy, 546-2339.
BAXTER - 1:30 p.m. first Thursday, Excelsior Place, Baxter. AITKIN - 1:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Aicota Health Care Center, Aitkin. Louise Hasskamp, 927-2623, or Trix Wyant, 845-2394.
Gay Mens Group
7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (218) 330-6121, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Lakes Gay and Bisexual
For information call (218) 675-5535 or e-mail NLakesGayMen@netscape.net.
Brainerd Lakes PFLAG
Meets 7 p.m. third Monday, Northland Arboretum. Contact email@example.com or P.O. Box 2503, Baxter, MN 56425.
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