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Question.Support Programs

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Our main Support Programs include:

Consumer Support Programs
NAMI Mercer offers support groups for people living with mental illness. NAMI uses the term “consumer” to refer to people who use mental health services.  Groups for consumers are led by consumers. Details.

Social Groups
NAMI Mercer offers social groups for people living with mental illness. The groups help consumers to combat the social isolation often associated with mental illness and to make lasting friendships with people in similar life circumstances.  All participants in the social groups are members of NAMI Mercer. Details.

Family Support Services
NAMI Mercer has support groups for family members or caregivers of adults with mental illness. Details.

Please contact NAMI Mercer to inquire about participating in a support program. The group leader will contact you. All groups are free, but registration is required.

And don't forget, we can help you sort out the best type of help to meet your particular need! Do not hesitate to contact us!

 

You are not alone.

EMERGENCY
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.

IMMEDIATE DANGER
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.

SUICIDE PREVENTION
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).

 


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