In Our Own Voice


Do you want to learn more about living with mental illness? Schedule an "In Our Own Voice" presentation for your community group or organization.


This program is presented by two adults living with mental illness who discuss their experience from dark days, when they weren't sure what they were experiencing, through acceptance, treatment, coping, and successes, hopes and dreams. This presentation is appropriate for audiences from the boardroom to the classroom.


Despite advances in the understanding of treatment for mental illness, people who live with bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and other severe persistent conditions continue to face barriers in public attitudes that often deter them from engaging in recovery.


"In our Own Voice" presentations enrich the audiences' understanding of how the more than 58 million Americans living with mental illness cope while also reclaiming rich and meaningful lives.


By broadening people's knowledge of mental illness, we replace misunderstanding, fear, and judgment with insight, awareness and acceptance.


Each presentation:


  • Lasts from 60 to 90 minutes
  • Is offered free of charge.
  • Is delivered to a variety of audiences
  • Follows a structured format covering issues frequently faced by those dealing with mental illness

The program is ideal for:


  • Human resource departments and corporations
  • Healthcare providers
  • Law enforcement professionals
  • Faith communities
  • Any community or civic organization

Learn more about mental illness.

Schedule an "In Our Own Voice"

presentation for your organization.

Contact John Rose, IOOV Coordinator

at (920) 954-1550, or

"The inspiration of the NAMI presenters long outlives their actual visit. All who attended talked about it for days afterwards."


- IOOV audience member

"The presentation was a poweful and important part of the training program for the sheriff's social workers and county probation officers."


- IOOV audience member

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