In Our Own Voice
NAMI's Our Own Voice is a 60 minute presentation that provides a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to live with a mental health condition. Designed to change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions.
This presentation provides:
- An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic
- A chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions
- The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams and goals
- Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community
What People Are Saying
“Amazing presentation with amazing presenters! You 100% 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.” -Audience member
“Presenting this 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 Program Leader
Request an In Our Own Voice presentation. Submit the program request form below and a NAMI Jacksonville representative will contact you.