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Families meeting the challenge of mental illness.

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Does Someone You Love Have a Mental Illness?

  •  You are not alone. More info.
  •  Don't be ashamed. More info.
  •  There is hope. More info.
  •  Understanding mental illness is step one. We can help! More info.

Nami Walk 2017.

NAMIWalks Mercer County Turns 10!

Let's walk for Mental Health and Strike Out Stigma!

NAMI Walk.
The Walk is May 6 at ETS.
Walk Information.     Register now.


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Take the StigmaFree Pledge!

How to take the Pledge


Public Education Meetings

From Private Worries to Common Stories
Presenter: Sarah Vander Schaaf
Thursday, April 20, 2017
RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, Conference Room A, 3100 Quakerbridge Rd., Trenton, NJ

Mental Health Awareness Month - May 2017

NAMI Mercer is partnering with other local organizations:

Healing the Divide: Eliminating the Stigma of Mental Illness
May 3

Conversations at Mill Hill Playhouse following presentation of FIXED performances
May 19 and 20


Schedule and Details of Programs

Volunteer Orientation
First Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. The NAMI Mercer Center. Please confirm your attendance.


Other Programs

Family to Family: This is a 12-week class for family members of adults who have mental illness.
Classes are from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at NAMI Mercer Center.

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

IFSS/NAMI Family Support Groups:
Support for family members of adults with mental illness.
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.
Workshops are Wednesdays 6:00 to 8:30 pm at NAMI Mercer Center.

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.