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In Our Own Voice is an interactive presentation given by trained presenters who are living with mental illness. Every presentation is offered free of charge and lasts between 60-90 minutes. In Our Own Voice expands knowledge of mental illness. Misunderstanding, fear, and judgment are replaced with insight, awareness, and acceptance. Learn from men and women whose lives were affected by mental illness and have now become role models for hope and recovery.

NAMI In Our Own Voice adds a critical perspective to the popular understanding of what people with mental illness are like. Going to this presentation will provide you:

  • 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 dispel stereotypes and misconceptions.

  • The understanding that every person with a mental illness can hope for a bright future.

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