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Does Someone You Love Have a Mental Illness?

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NAMI Mercer NJ continues to operate out of temporary space at CollaborationCore (Crossroads Corporate Center, Suite 300, 3150 Brunswick Pike in Lawrenceville) while our office suite at Lawrence Commons remains under restoration. It is a slow process, requiring Township permits for certain aspects of the work so we do not yet have a projected completion date. We will keep you posted. In the meantime, please carefully check the site locations for all upcoming classes and events.

We are now able to have a Helpline volunteer on our Crossroads site. To access the Helpline, call the office number, 609-799-8994, and select Ext. 17. You will be connected to a volunteer or prompted to leave a message. Someone will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your expressions of support and your patience.


2015 Night Out.
Night Out with NAMI

Dr. Richard Kogan presents Tchaikovsky: Music and Melancholy
November 8, 2015

The Stuart Country Day School
Cor Unum Center
1200 Stuart Road Princeton, NJ 08540

More information


2015 Annual Conference.
Annual Conference A Great Success!


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Janet Haag.
Welcome Janet Haag
New Executive Director
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Take the StigmaFree Pledge!
Learn About Mental Health.
See the person, not the illness.
Take action!

How to take the Pledge



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 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Watch for details.
More information.

Public Education Meetings

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, Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at CollaborationCore, Crossroads Corporate Center, 3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 300, Conference Room, Lawrenceville

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 Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and end on Nov. 3. Classes will be held at the Mercer County Family Support Organization (FSO), 3535 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 400, Hamilton

NAMI Connection: Recovery support group. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. Mercer County Family Support Organization (FSO), 3535 Quakerbridge Rd., Suite 400, Hamilton

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 begin on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at CollaborationCore, Crossroads Corporate Center, 3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 300, Conference Room, Lawrenceville

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.