NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program in which presentations consist of two trained speakers sharing their compelling personal stories of living with mental health challenges and achieving recovery. Audiences range from individuals living with mental health challenges, students of all ages, law enforcement officials and faith community members, to veterans and service providers.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.