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Behavioral Health Support Groups and Resources

Find the mental health support you need across Avera Behavioral Health’s multiple locations in the Upper Midwest. Call our assessment line 24/7 to talk with one of our skilled, compassionate professionals toll-free at 1-800-691-4336.

In southwestern Minnesota, call the Mobile Crisis Response Team’s hotline at 1-800-642-1525. This team of specially trained mental health professionals and practitioners – available 24/7 – serves children and adults of Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles, Rock and Pipestone counties.

Support Groups for Abuse & Domestic Violence

The scars of domestic violence and abuse run deep. The trauma of what you’ve been through can stay with you long after you’ve escaped the abusive situation. You may struggle with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger that you just can’t kick. Or you may feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people.

Counseling, therapy, and support groups for domestic abuse survivors and children who have experienced or witnessed abuse can help you process what you’ve been through and learn how to build new and healthy relationships. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.

Find abuse support groups for adult and child survivors of emotional, sexual and physical abuse, as well as threats of abuse at various Avera Behavioral Health locations.

Support Groups for Addiction & Recovery

No one should have to battle addiction alone. Contact your local Avera Behavioral Health location to ask about local addiction and recovery support groups—issues can range from drug and alcohol abuse to compulsive gambling and other negative behaviors.

Take part in nationally recognized addiction and recovery support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), National Alliance on Mental Illness and Gamblers Anonymous (GA). Learn more about addiction support and recovery options or call the Helpline at 211 for an immediate crisis intervention.

Contact your nearest Avera Behavioral Health location for meeting times and locations for the following support groups:

Support for Grief

Struggling with the loss of a loved one? You’re not alone. Grief can affect you, your family, your daily life and work life. Find more information for grief support services or learn more about outpatient counseling and therapy services.

Support for Parents

Although filled with rewards, the enormous responsibility of parenting also presents challenges. Learn how to improve your skills with the support of Avera professionals and other parents when you participate in parenting classes.

You’ll receive information and resources that can positively impact the way you interact with your children and create more constructive, loving and respectful parent and child relationships.

Search our calendar for parenting support groups and classes.

Support for Military Personnel & Families

As a military family, you face unique challenges such as the stress of training, reassignments, and deployments.

Find the specialized behavioral health care you need from highly trained therapists at Avera Medical Group Behavioral Health Centers across the Avera region in the Upper Midwest. Our experts understand the culture in which you – as veterans and military families – live and work. That means you’ll experience evidence-based care that helps identify, assess and treat mental health issues and medical needs of service members and their families.

Call 1-888-668-8700 for more information.

Support for Farmers and Rural Workers

Difficult farming conditions and a volatile agriculture market creates stress on farmers, ranchers and rural families. These hard working individuals often feel isolated and need a listening ear. Avera offers the Farm and Rural Stress Hotline where you can talk to one of our skilled, compassionate mental health professionals. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7.

Call 1-800-691-4336 for more information.

Support for the Workplace

Participate in Employee Enrichment Workshops geared toward educating employees on work/life issues. Learn about topics such as balancing work and home, beating burnout, dealing with difficult people, managing stress and a variety of other topics through Avera Employee Assistance Programs.

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Know the Behavioral Health Warning Signs

Pay attention to these behaviors and get assistance right away by calling 1-800-691-4336.

View warning signs

  • Acting withdrawn, sad or overly anxious
  • Extreme difficulty interacting with friends and/or family
  • Significant mood swings
  • Drop in school performance
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating patterns
  • Increased or persistent use of alcohol or drugs
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Threats to self or others
  • Hallucinations, paranoia or delusion
  • Other sudden or extreme behavioral changes

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