Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Available free 24 hours. Call 828-HELP, or 1-800-462-5525. Confidential and anonymous.
Alzheimer's Support Group
7 p.m. third Tuesday at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in the Kingwood Court Dining Room., Francine Trtanj, 829-1407.
Caregiver Support Groups
BAXTER --1:30-3 p.m. first Wednesday at Good Neighbor Home Care office. 829-9238.
AITKIN-CROSBY -- 3-4:15 p.m. third Thursday alternate between Cuyuna Regional Medical Center & Riverwood Health Care Center. 546-7031, or 1-800-698-2311.
Healing Center open
The Healing Center, located on 1626 Oak Street, Brainerd, provides hope and healing for hurting people with physical or emotional sickness, addictions or abuse. No appointment necessary. Open Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. Call 825-7347 for more information.
Diabetic Support Groups
BRAINERD -- 7 p.m. second Tuesdays during Sept.-May at St. Joseph's Medical Center. 828-1981.
AITKIN -- 1 p.m. second Thursday at Riverwood Health Care Center-Lower Level-Mtg.Rm.2 in Aitkin. 927-5520.
CROSBY -- 7 p.m. first Wednesday at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby. 845-2477 or 829-4065.
Empty Arms Group
Miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. 828-4402.
Suicide Grief Support Group
7 p.m. fourth Thursday, St. Joseph's Medical Center. 829-2561.
Grief Support Group meetings
St. Joseph's Hospice will be hosting grief support meetings from 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays Dec. 5-Jan. 30 at the St. Joseph's Medical Center. (Ask for meeting room at the front desk.) Contact St. Joseph's Hospice at 828-7444, ext. 6474. There is no charge for attending. There will be no meeting Dec. 26.
Grief Support Group
CROSBY -- HUGS (Hope & Understanding for Grief Stricken), meets 1:30 p.m. first & third Tuesdays at Cuyuna Regional Care Center. 546-8077 or 546-5863.
Chronic Pain Group
CROSBY -- 1-3 p.m. first & third Mondays at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Joyce, 546-8077 or Dick, 534-3627.
Brain Injury Group
7-9 p.m. last Wednesday at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Organ Transplant Group
7 p.m. second Tuesday-St. Joseph's Medical Center. Kathy Bahma, 829-0839.
Brainerd Area Mothers of Multiples Group
Meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday at Lord of Life Church in Baxter. Contact Geri Pearson at 828-4791.
Family Support Network
Home of Parents Anonymous. 6-8 p.m. Mondays-Campus Playhouse, 501 W. College Drive, next to CLC. Support group for parents, teens and children who want to improve parent-child relationships. Call: 828-HELP or 828-4485 and ask for Family Support Network. Completely confidential.
7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Andrew's Church. 829-8932.
Divorce Support Group
7-8:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter. 829-6756.
Youth Resiliency Group
4 p.m. Wednesdays at Brd. Public Library, Crosby Public Library, and Pequot Lakes School. 18 yrs. or less. 828-4383.
7 p.m. second Tuesday. Call Anne, 828-0809. Pregnant women, babies & moms.
Battered Women Support
Group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 828-1216.
Survivors of Sexual Violence
Free, 10 week, closed support group for women at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Sexual Assault Services, Downtown Mall. Call Kirsten, 828-0494.
Teen Survivors of Sexual Violence
Free, 10 week, closed support group for teens from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Sexual Assault Services, Downtown Mall. Call Michaela at 828-0494.
Depressed, anxious, worried, afraid or just plain stressed? Brainerd Area Emotions Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
5:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Joseph's Medical Center-use elevator C. 829-0834.
CROSSLAKE -- 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Church of the Immaculate Heart.
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Joseph's Medical Center. 828-3383.
7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at St. Joseph's Medical Center's FOCUS Unit.
8 p.m. Thursdays at Upfront Alano Club.
C-I Mental Health Problems Support Group
CROSBY -- C-I Mental Health Problems Support Group at 2 p.m. Thursdays at Crosby-Ironton Presbyterian Church. 546-6520.
Mental Illness Support Group and Advocacy
NAMI-Brainerd Lakes Area (National Alliance of the Mentally Ill chapter) meets 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Support for consumers, family members and providers. Call Martha at 568-4091.
HIV-AIDS Support Group
Noon on first and third Thursdays at St. Joseph's Home Care Office. 828-7444, or 1-888-235-2049.
Cancer Support Group
3-5 p.m. first Wednesday at St. Joseph's Medical Center. SJMC, 828-7610, or Pat Hassett, 829-1683.
Breast Cancer Support
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. second Friday at St. Joseph's Medical Center. SJMC, 828-7610, or Pat Hassett, 829-1683.
Man to Man: Prostate Cancer Support
7 p.m. second Thursday, St. Joseph's Medical Center. 828-7421 or 829-8245.
7 p.m. third Tuesday at St. Joseph's Medical Center-Kerst Room. 825-7032.
PEQUOT LAKES -- 1-3 p.m. first and third Thursdays at St. Alice Catholic Church. 568-4159.
STAPLES -- 7 p.m. first Monday at Greater Staples Care Center. 894-0332 or 1-800-525-8344.
Support Groups meet at 9 a.m. second Tuesday at (Embers) Sawmill Inn. Vonnie, 828-9151.
Muscular Dystrophy Group
1 p.m. last Thursday at Bonanza. Caroline Schroemel, 829-1883, Howard McCrey, 727-3466.
Parkinsons Support Group
1:30 p.m. third Tuesday at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Louise Hasskamp, 927-2623, or Trix Wyant, 845-2394.
Gay Mens Group
7 p.m. Tuesdays. 828-4875.
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