Human Touch: Mercer County Human Services Newsletter

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Department of Human Services 

Dan Benson | County Executive

Taraun Tice McKnight, Esq. | Deputy County Administrator

& Director of Human Services

Board of County Commissioners


MAY 29, 2024


As part of Mental Health Month, the Mercer County Division of Mental Health is pleased to share helpful resources from Mental Health America. This year’s Mental Health Month theme, “Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World,” reminds us that dealing with life’s pressures can be overwhelming, and everyone deserves to be supported and empowered to seek the help they need.

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If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or has concerns about their mental health, there are many ways to get help. Mental Health America has created this decision map as one resource to help you see some options you have. 

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According to Mental Health America, online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. The organization provides several tests you can take to help you.

If you have any questions or concerns about your mental health or that of someone you know, please contact Michele Madiou, Mental Health Administrator, of the Division of Mental Health at or 609-989-6529.


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Click here to email Michele Madiou for more information.

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The Mercer County Department of Human Services fosters a comprehensive human service delivery system that enhances the health, safety, and quality of life for all residents of Mercer County. The department's goal is to create an environment of public trust by empowering and strengthening individuals and families, advocating for sound policy, mobilizing resources, and acting as champions for those citizens who are most vulnerable and in need of services.

Through its offices and divisions, the Department of Human Services provides funding to community-based organizations for those organizations to provide direct services to Mercer County residents. The department does not provide direct services to Mercer County residents, but directs Mercer County residents to where they can access services. With this funding, the Department of Human Services complies with procurement practices in accordance with the New Jersey Public Contracts Law 40:A:11-1 et seq.