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Does Someone You Love Have a Mental Illness?

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  •  There is hope. More info.
  •  Understanding mental illness is step one. We can help! More info.

2015 Nami Walk.

Another Great NAMI Mercer Walk!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

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Information About the Walk

 

 

 

 

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Sally Osmer.

Congratulations to our Executive Director Sally Osmer on her upcoming retirement.

We invite the community to a farewell reception for Sally on Tuesday, May 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the NAMI Mercer office. To RSVP, call 609-799-8994 or email home@namimercer.org.

More Details and Info on Search for New Director.

UPCOMING

Public Education Meetings

Night at the Movies Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 pm
NAMI Mercer Center
View and discuss Now, Voyager, the classic 1942 film about a young woman’s struggle with mental illness. Call 609-799-8994 to register.

 

Schedule of Programs

 

Other Programs

Family to Family: This is a 12-week class for family members of adults who have mental illness.
Classes begin on Thursday, February 26 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the NAMI Mercer Center.

NAMI Basics: Registration Is Now Open!  A six-week class for parents or caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral or emotional challenges. Classes begin on Wednesday, March 4 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Mercer Family Support Organization.

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.
Classes begin on Wednesday, March 4 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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