NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness. You gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery. NAMI In Our Own Voice can change attitudes, preconceived notions and stereotypes regarding mental illness.
The In Our Own Voice program and its impact on participant's lives... in their own voice.
Includes stories, videos and discussion.
Whether you have contact with mental illness in a professional capacity or want to learn more on a personal level, your interest and questions are welcome. Your participation also provides a valuable opportunity to the speakers; an opportunity to gain confidence as they share their experience of recovery and transformation.
“Amazing presentation with amazing presenters!!! Thank you for taking time out of your day to educate us - so helpful and informative. You 100 percent erased any stigma I used to associate with mental illness.” – Audience member
“Several of the mental health staff stated that they saw recovery as a real option for the first time ever [after seeing the presentation].” – Audience member
“Participating in the IOOV program is the single most effective thing I am doing to maintain my mental health. Time after time I see the audience respond with curiosity and interest. I know I am changing the face of mental illness and that I have transformed my pain into the power to make a difference.” – IOOV presenter