NAMI In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a powerful presentation that aims to change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people living with mental health conditions. Two trained presenters with lived experience of a mental health condition talk openly about their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health, and challenge misconceptions.

The presentation is offered free of charge and is appropriate for diverse audiences, including family members, friends, mental health professionals, and people diagnosed with mental health conditions. IOOV presentations have taken place at hospitals, schools, churches, community organizations, and more.

Download an In Our Own Voice brochure (pdf).

Volunteering as an In Our Own Voice Presenter

In Our Own Voice is presented by NAMI-trained speakers. If you are interested in becoming an IOOV speaker, please download and complete the application. Completed applications can be emailed to Michelle Ward, In Our Own Voice Director.

Download IOOV speaker application (pdf).

Contact us for more information about NAMI In Our Own Voice:

Michelle Ward
Director of In Our Own Voice
617-580-8541 x 216
mward@namimass.org

Eliza Williamson
Director of Community Education and Training
617-580-8541 x 221
ewilliamson@namimass.org