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Depression Support Coalition

Depression is real. Hope is real too.

The Depression Support Coalition’s mission is to inform, educate, support, and cultivate a community of spiritual hope for those affected by depression – as well as their families. Formed in 2009, there are now 13 congregations in the south metro area that are a part of this coalition.

Weekly Support Groups

Weekly discussion and support group meetings are offered at some Coalition church locations. These support groups are designed to provide a network of Christian-based support for those affected by depression as well as their family members.

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Host: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (13901 Fairview Drive in Burnsville, Christian Life Center Building)
    For additional information contact: Jody Slaughter at 952.898.9312.

2019 Spring Speaker Series

February 19, March 19, April 23, & May 21
7:00 - 8:30 pm
St. Thomas Becket Church

This speaker series is geared for anyone who lives or works with children or youth.

Childcare will be available but you will need to RSVP one week prior to the speaker night you plan to attend so that we can have enough qualified childcare volunteers. Call or email Jolaine Liupakka at or 612.869.2426. Free will donations accepted.

Contact: Pat Williams, Pastoral Care Associate at 651.683.9808 or

February 19
“Jesus Wept: Experiencing Depression as a Spiritual Journey” presented by Rev. Bussho Lahn, CSD

March 19
“Unlocking The “F” Word: Forgiveness, The Key to Our Mental Health” presented by Louisa Hext, MA

April 23
“The Gift of Positive Psychology” presented by Anne Rosario, PHD, CAPP

May 21
“Family Psycho-Education and Support” presented by Kay King, NAMI Minnesota

All are welcome.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of religious affiliation or spiritual beliefs. For additional information or questions please contact: Russ Shupe at 651.463.5228 or visit

Earlier Event: February 22
Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Later Event: February 22