Just Friends Social Support Group
Just Friends is a program unique to NAMI Mercer. It was started in 1990 by parents concerned about the loneliness experienced by their adult children affected by mental illness. Just Friends offers good times, acceptance, camaraderie, and a chance to relearn the joys of living.
The name of the group was selected by the participants, who range in age from twenty-something to seventy-something. Their choice of Just Friends is intended to proclaim publicly, “We are just people like everyone else, looking to connect with others and have a good time.”
Just Friends Activities
- Bowling & Pizza
- Dinners at local restaurants
- Hiking and canoeing
- Game nights
- Museum trips
- Trenton Thunder baseball games
- Holiday parties ...and more.