Lakes Area Ecumenical Bereavement
4 p.m. first Thursdays, Immaculate Heart parish hall, Crosslake, Donna, 692-3246.
Widow and widowers group for those who have lost a loved one. Call Doris, 829-7565 for information.
Available free 24 hours. Call 828-HELP, or 1-800-462-5525. Confidential and anonymous.
Alzheimer's Caregiver support group
3-4 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Bethany Good Samaritan, Brainerd. Sandy, 855-1653.
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 - 5-6 p.m. second Thursday, Riverwood Center for Outpatient Services, 601 Bunker Hill Drive.
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.
Mondays (7 sessions: Sept. 14-Oct. 26), St. Joseph's Medical Center, 3-5 p.m.; Hope for the Holidays, Thursdays (1 session: Nov. 12), St. Joseph's Medical Center, 4-6 p.m.
STAPLES - Grief support meets 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples. Call (218) 894-1546.
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 for people who have adopted children from 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesday. For more information, call Kim at 855-1373.
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
Meets 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays, First Lutheran Church, 424 South Eighth St., Brainerd. 821-6429.
PEQUOT LAKES - Meets 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Pequot Lakes Trailside Center.
CROSBY - Meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays at C-I Presbyterian Church. More info, call 821-6429.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes. Sue, (218) 831-2364.
Youth Resiliency Group
4 p.m. Wednesdays at Brd. Public Library, Crosby Public Library, and Pequot Lakes School, 828-4383.
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.
Wellness Anonymous support group
Meets 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 324 South Fifth St., Suite B, Brainerd. Kathie Kinder-Goble, 839-3057.
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. Justina Richter, 824-0010.
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.
PALISADE - 7 p.m. Thursdays, Bethel Lutheran Church, Palisade. Mary G., 768-4462 after 9 p.m. daily or Pastor Bill, 845-2429.
Gam-anon support group
Meets 7 p.m. first Mondays, First Congregational Church, Brainerd. Colleen, 851-3543.
8 p.m. Thursdays at Upfront Alano Club.
Sex Addicts Anonymous
For information, write P.O. Box 454, Ironton, MN 56455.
NAMI-North Central Region (National Alliance of the Mentally Ill chapter), 7 p.m. second Thursday, 606 Front St., Brainerd. (888) NAMI-HELPS (press 6#). Support for consumers, family members and providers. Covers Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morris, Todd and Wadena counties.
Meets 7:30-9 p.m. every Wednesday, 606 Front St., Brainerd. Karrie, (320) 632-7817. Consumers only.
Mental Health Support Group
Meets 11 a.m. Mondays at Our Place, 606 Front Street, Brainerd. Karrie, (320) 232-9630.
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.
Look Good, Feel Better cancer support
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group
Meets 10 a.m. to noon second Saturday of odd months, CentraCare Health Plaza, St. Cloud. Mary, (320) 252-4498.
TOPS 1449, Brainerd
TOPS No. MN 1449, Brainerd, meets 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oak Lawn Town Hall. Janet, 855-1944.
TOPS MN 1706, Garrison
Meets Thursdays at Garrison Community Alliance Church, weigh-in at 8:45 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m. Mardy, (320) 692-4952.
TOPS 1659 Ironton
Weigh-in 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays with meeting from 7-8 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 Fourth St. SW, Crosby. Mabel, 546-6523.
TOPS 1684 Pequot Lakes
8 a.m. Wednesdays, Grace United Church, south Highway 371. Onie, 963-2546.
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.
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.
GLBT support hotline
Hotline for information on doctors, counselors, etc., associated with GLBT. Chrissy, 829-4261.
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