The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota provides support groups to help parents discover resources to meet the challenges of raising a child with mental illness, learn coping skills and develop problem-solving skills. Parent resource groups are facilitated by a parent who has a child with a mental illness and who has been trained to lead support groups. A parent resource group meets in Apple Valley from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road; contact Jennie at (651) 645-2948, ext. 300. A daytime group also meets in Apple Valley at 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Valley Girl Coffee, 7703 147th St.; contact Tanya at (952) 836-7182.