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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.

2014 Nami Walk.

Announcing the NAMI Mercer Walk

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Educational Testing Service

660 Rosedale Road, Princeton NJ

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Information About the Walk

Please contact Christine Bakter, Walk Manager, to volunteer for the Walk Committee or with questions about the Walk. cbakter@namimercer.org





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Sally Osmer.

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

More Details and Info on Search for New Director.


Public Education Meetings

Alternatives to Psychiatric Hospitalization
Monday, March 23, 2015 6:30pm . - 8:00pm.
St. Francis Hospital - Cafeteria
601 Hamilton Avenue,
Trenton, NJ 08629

Stress And Anxiety Management
Dr. Allen Weg, Founder and Executive Director of Stress & Anxiety Services of New Jersey
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
RWJ Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton NJ 08690

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.


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.