In Our Own Voice (“IOOV”) is a free presentation given by two people living with mental illness about their journey with their disorders. The hour-long talk is appropriate for family members, friends, professionals, lay audiences and other people living with mental illness. It includes a videotape, personal testimony, discussion and enriches the audience’s understanding of how people with these serious disorders cope with the reality of their illnesses while recovering and reclaiming productive lives.
IOOV is presented to any type of group: students, law enforcement officials, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups. All presentations are offered free of charge.
For more information and to see a brief video please click NAMI In Our Own Voice – YouTube
Please contact Julie Langbort, In Our Own Voice Coordinator,firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-938-4048, extention 211, if you would like to arrange for a presentation for your group.
Here is a picture of a class of NAMI In Our Own Voice Train the Trainers Graduates. First row far right is Laura Blockel a NAMI IOOV Trainer for Massachusetts!