In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) are free presentations that change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about the realities of living with mental illness. Individuals living with a mental health condition share their personal stories during a 60-minute presentation.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI In Our Own Voice adds greater understanding and perspective to what people living with mental illness are like.

An IOOV presentation provides

• A first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental illness. Presenters humanize this misunderstood topic by demonstrating that it’s possible and common to live well with mental illness.
• An opportunity to ask the presenters questions about their individual experiences with mental health conditions, which helps to dispel stereotypes and misconceptions.
• An awareness that persons living with a mental illness can hope for a brighter future.

What People are Saying

“Amazing presentation and presenters! You totally changed my view about the stigma I used to associate with mental illness. We need more of these.”
“The courageous presenters are living proof that recovery is a realistic option for someone living with a mental illness.”

“Having a chance to share my story and journey of recovery with others has single handedly help to transform my life. It has given me courage and hope to fight the fight. Today, I live successfully with a mental illness and have a life I desire and previously didn’t believe was possible.”

To schedule an online IOOV Presentation email: