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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 Mercer NJ has temporarily relocated its administrative services to Collaboration Core—not far from our Lawrence Commons location—while restoration to our suite continues. We are currently in negotiations for temporary access to alternate space within the Lawrence Commons building.

In the meantime, in order to have a centralized location for coordinating operations and accessing our server, we have rented temporary space at Collaboration Core - a facility that offers affordable, ready-to-go office space for nonprofits—on the Third Floor at the Crossroads Corporate Center on Route 1 behind the DMV.

Please understand that because this space is very small, only assigned staff and scheduled volunteers can be "on site." We are, as always, deeply grateful for everyone's willingness to assist and will try to let you know when and how you can best be helpful.

All classes and support group meetings for the Fall are being scheduled with some site locations TBD. We are managing day-to-day business operations and keeping services to our community uninterrupted. Thank you for your support as we navigate the current challenges. We will keep you posted and look forward to a wonderful program year!

Update on Restoration Efforts and Details on Meetings and Services Status

To access the Helpline, please call the office at 609-799-8994 and select extension 17. Leave a message, and a Helpline volunteer will get back to you.


Annual Conference.
"Finding Your Voice"

October 3, 2015
Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


Event Registration Now Available



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Janet Haag.
Welcome Janet Haag
New Executive Director

We hope you had the opportunity to meet Janet at our Annual Meeting on June 22.

Details of Annual Meeting

More about Janet Haag


Harvest of Hope Wellness Conference

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015
Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville
2688 Main Street

Night Out with NAMI

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Stuart Country Day School.
Dr. Richard Kogan will present “Music and Melancholy” about the life and work of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Watch for details.

Public Education Meetings

The Lifelong Effects of Child Traumatic Stress
September 14, 2015
6:30-8:00 pm
NAMI Mercer Office

Understanding the Many Faces of Depression
October 8, 2015
7:00-8:30 pm
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Fitness Center, Hamilton, Conference Room A

10 Basic Financial Steps for Special Needs Caregivers
November 3, 2015
6:30-8:00 pm
NAMI Mercer Office

Schedule and Details 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.


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.