NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes through the power of personal stories. This free, 90-minute, interactive presentation provides audiences a first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental health diagnosis while offering hope and providing insight into the fact that recovery is possible for people with mental illness.
NAMI IOOV presentations provide:
- 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.
- A chance to ask the presenters questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispels stereotypes and misconceptions.
- The understanding that hope and recovery are possible for individuals who have a mental health diagnosis.
Download an IOOV Information Flyer for more information. If you would like to host a presentation for your group, please contact Susan Caban at 412-366-3788 or email@example.com.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO SHARE YOUR PERSONAL RECOVERY STORY? BECOME A NAMI IN OUR OWN VOICE PRESENTER.
To become an IOOV presenter, individuals must complete a mandatory, two-day training. The training will prepare individuals, using NAMI’s IOOV format, to speak publicly about their illness and the important steps that they have taken on their journey to recovery. Upon completion of the training, presenters will be asked as representatives of NAMI, to share their story with various groups. Trained IOOV presenters will receive stipends from NAMI for each approved, scheduled presentation.
Download a Presenter Application to apply. Contact Susan Caban at 412-366-3788 to inquire about upcoming trainings.