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Does Someone You Love Have a Mental Illness?

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The NAMI Mercer Offices remain closed pending repairs. Temporary relocation to another space in our same building is anticipated in August. NAMI Mercer’s services to the community continue while repairs are being made.

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.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month presentations are being held as planned.

IFSS support group meetings scheduled for July 21st and July 28th will be held at the Family Support Organization (FSO), 3535 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 400 in Hamilton. The group meets from 5:15 to 6:45 pm.

The NAMI Connection meeting on July 28th will also be held at the Family Support Organization (FSO), 3535 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 400 in Hamilton at the regularly scheduled time of 7:00 to 8:30 pm.


John Nash receiving award.
NAMI Mercer Saddened
by Deaths of John and Alicia Nash


2015 Nami Walk.

Another Great NAMI Mercer Walk!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

See Video of Walk

Information About the Walk



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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


In observance of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

NAMI Mercer, the Urban Mental Health Alliance, and Catholic Charities will present “Healthy Minds in our Communities" on the following date:

Thursday July 23 6:00-8:00 pm
Shiloh Baptist Church
340 Rev. S. Howard Woodson Jr. Way


Harvest of Hope Wellness Conference

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


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.