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Does Someone You Love Have a Mental Illness?

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2014 Night Out.

Night Out with NAMI

Dr. Richard Kogan, noted psychiatrist and concert pianist, offers a lecture/recital on the influence of mental illness on composer Rachmaninoff's creativity.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Cor Unum Center
Stuart Country Day School

Doors open at 2 pm. Concert begins at 3 pm.
Concert Admission is $50.
Concert and Dinner is $150.

Details and tickets now available.

See Dr. Kogan's recent video.


Harvest of Hope.

Recovery through Discovery

6th annual wellness conference for consumers, their families, and the general public. Held on October 11, 2014.

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Night Out with NAMI 2014

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Public Education Meetings

Schedule of Programs

Mental Illness Awareness Week
Oct. 5-11, 2014
Schedule of MIAW activities.


Other Programs

Family to Family: This is a 12-week class for family members of adults who have mental illness.
Class starts September 11 and runs for 12 consecutive Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

NAMI Basics: Registration Is Now Open!  A six-week class for parents or caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral or emotional challenges. Fall class starts Sept. 17.

NAMI Connection: Recovery support group. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. 

IFSS/NAMI: Support for family members of adults with mental illness. Various dates and locations.

WRAP®: An eight-session Wellness and Recovery Action Plan program for people living with mental illness. Classes are held at the NAMI Mercer Center in spring and fall.
New program begins on Wednesday, October 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

Details for all programs.

New Program
Parents and Teachers as Allies. Information.

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Families Meeting the Challenge of Mental Illness

One family in four has a member with mental illness.  Mental illness affects people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and socio-economic levels.

In any given year, 5 million adults and 7.5 million children in America experience mental illness.


Mental illnesses are no different than other illnesses. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas and anemia a disorder of the blood, mental illnesses are brain disorders that interfere with managing the everyday demands of life.

Many people from all walks of life have encountered mental illness. Getting help is the right thing to do. NAMI Mercer provides help in a sensitive, respectful way.


Mental illness is treatable. With a combination of medication, psychosocial treatments, and support from family and others, recovery is highly probable.

Most people in treatment for serious mental illness realize significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life.


NAMI Mercer is a grassroots organization of family members and mental health consumers. We inform ourselves, support one another, and advocate for recovery for all who live with mental illness.

If you or someone you love has a mental illness, contact us. You are not alone.