We are an affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and of NAMI New Jersey.
“We don’t do therapy. We do understanding.” -- Linda McGrath
"Before taking the Family-to-Family course, it seemed that no one understood the relentless burden of mental illness, but in Family-to-Family, everyone knew exactly what we were experiencing."
-- Tom Pyle
"A long, tough journey is easier when others who have traveled the path before share the trip with you."
-- Chomy Garces
“Family-to-Family teaches a new way of being. Blame and shame are taken away. We teach people to rely on each other by building a sense of community.” -- Michelle Zechner
NAMI Mercer offers Family-to-Family in the spring and the fall at the NAMI Mercer Center and at other locations in the county.
Fall classes run from Thursday, Sept. 15 to Dec. 8, 2016 (no class on Nov. 21), from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, and are now being held at NAMI Mercer Center. This is a 12-week class for family members of adults who have mental illness.
The course is free, but registration is required. Call us at 609-799-8994 for more information.
Our Education Programs
NAMI Mercer offers several free education programs for consumers, family members, and the general public. Peer education classes draw on the actual experience of mental health consumers and family members who have learned to live well with their illnesses and have been extensively trained to help others. NAMI Mercer also hosts presentations by mental health professionals and other experts.
We are committed to providing persons with mental illness and their families vital information and excellent educational experiences to improve their quality of life and promote wellness. Classes also provide excellent opportunities for networking.
Now! Inquire online about the next Family to Family class here. A program leader will contact you soon.