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Families meeting the challenge of mental illness.

Martha-Lisa.Our Helpline:

Think you need help?
Not sure how to proceed?
Just want to talk about a personal or family problem?

For a friendly voice, call us Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

Or email the Helpline at helpline@namimercer.org.

Helpline volunteers are trained family members or mental health consumers themselves. There is also a licensed mental health professional on staff.

We can help answer your questions and guide you through the mental health system. Because of personal experience with mental illness in their families, helpline volunteers will listen with empathy, preserve your confidentiality, and do their best to help you.

If we do not have an immediate answer to your question, we will research the issue and contact you with an answer.


CALL 609-396-4357 or 609-394-6086

The Mercer County, NJ 24-hour emergency screening center will help you assess the crisis and determine what to do. You may request that the Mobile Outreach Team come to the location of the emergency.

CALL 911

Police officers and an ambulance will come to you as quickly as possible. Ask the dispatcher to send an officer with experience with people with mental illness.

CALL 800-273-TALK (8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, confidential, 24-hour hotline that links you to a network of local crisis centers. If you are not in immediate danger but need to talk to someone about suicidal thoughts, call the National Hopeline Network 24/7 at 800-Suicide (784-2433).


You are not alone.

Helpline volunteer.
Helpline volunteer.
Helpline volunteer.

Read a description of the good work of the helpline volunteers that appeared in the Times of Trenton here.

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