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Dear Friends,

Janet Haag.February is Membership month for NAMI Mercer! When you join or renew your membership, you become part of a grassroots network of men and women across the country whose hands-on work improves the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. You add your voice to the voices of all those who are advocating for changes in public policy and in service systems to be more responsive to those in need. Group impact tends to be stronger than that of any one individual, so even if you are unable to be directly involved, your membership lends credence to everything NAMI Mercer does.

A very talented college student who volunteered with us over the summer noted:

My personal experience with a mental illness and my work with NAMI Mercer have given me perspective. I believe I have an obligation to overcome my fears—not just as an obligation to myself, and my family and friends, but to all those suffering from mental illness and to their loved-ones and caregivers who suffer with them. Mental illness is an insidious, consuming, traumatic and all-too-common disease but with proper care and support, it can interfere less with daily life and even serve as inspiration for positive change.
                                             
~ Caitlin

Membership in NAMI Mercer connects you with others in the community, like Caitlin, who are committed to mutual support and to changing the narrative about mental illness to bring health and happiness within everyone’s reach.

Your membership benefits include:

  • Membership at our local affiliate, as well as at the state and national levels
  • Subscription to the NAMI Mercer Messenger, NAMI New Jersey Alliance and the NAMI National Advocate
  • Access to valuable online resources, including the “Members Only” section at nami.org
  • Up-to-date information on policies, research, and news about mental health, as well as NAMI Mercer programs and activities
  • Voting privileges in NAMI elections
  • Reduced cost of attendance for the NAMI National Convention and some discounts on promotional items/resource materials
  • The opportunity to give and receive support within the NAMI Mercer community

Joining or renewing your NAMI membership online is quick and easy or you can download and print the registration form and submit it with payment. The cost of annual membership for an individual/family is $35; if you have limited income, only $3.

Every membership counts! Please join NAMI Mercer today!

Thank You,

Janet Haag.
Janet Haag
Executive Director

PS: Please invite your family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues to join as well. Together, we can say more, do more, be more of a force for good in our community and beyond!

Annual Membership Levels
Individual/Family Membership:  $35
Open Door (limited income) Membership: $3
(You may optionally indicate a donation amount as well.)

Memberships are for a twelve month period. You will be reminded at the end of the period to renew.

 

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Now is the time for a national conversation about mental illness.

Why? Because we have reached the critical tipping point where real change is possible.

Our education and advocacy efforts have achieved a heightened public awareness; the subject of mental illness no longer is taboo, and we are winning the battle against stigma that prevents so many from seeking treatment.

And who is better suited to lead the conversation than NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health movement in the nation, with affiliates in every state.

By joining NAMI Mercer, you also join NAMI New Jersey and NAMI National. All three organizations provide meaningful and much-needed free services to families and individuals facing mental illnesses. 

We hope that you will act today, and be part of the alliance!

 

NAMI Mercer is a membership organization with an emphasis on the quality of relationships, community building, and opportunities to bond and connect with other members.

 

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