Consumer Support Groups
NAMI Connection is a support group for individuals facing the challenges of recovery from severe and persistent mental illness. The group is led by a trained volunteer who lives in recovery him/herself. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at the NAMI Mercer Center, 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 124, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Wellness & Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) was developed by Mary Ellen Copeland to help persons with chronic mental or physical illness stay on the path to wellness. WRAP teaches people to focus on positive supports, but also helps them to recognize the triggers and symptoms of illness. WRAP® is an eight session course during which the individual develops his/her own wellness and recovery plan, including positive supports, relapse prevention, and crisis planning.
Classes are held in Spring and Fall. The class is free, but registration is required. Please contact NAMI Mercer for more information.
Click here to inquire about a class.
Overcoming Social Anxiety Workshop
Offered in partnership with Find Your Voice
Dates: April 26th - July 13th, 2017
Day/Time: 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings, 7 - 9 pm
Location: NAMI Mercer Center
This is a peer-led support group for those with Social Anxiety Disorder, and for whom other therapies have not been so successful. The workshop introduces proven techniques or "tools" that help guide a person toward better management of the illness, and promote healthier, more successful lifestyles.
For more information or to register:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Form
Registration is open until May 15, 2017, then closed to safeguard progression to recovery.
There is no charge for NAMI Mercer Members (Non-members: $30 for the workbook and registration fee)
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.
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).