In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice

NAMI's In 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. This presentation is designed to change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions.

In Our Own Voice

Nami's In 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. This presentation is designed to change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions.

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This Presentation Provides

The intimate setting of NAMI In Our Own Voice allows for trained peers to share their personal stories and experiences. Having individuals with lived experiences of mental illness share their perspective allows for myths and misconceptions of mental illness to be dispelled. This presentation aims to break down the stigma behind mental illness through shared experiences.

  • 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

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OUR MISSION
The mission of NAMI Jacksonville is to support and improve the quality of life for family members and those living with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance abuse through compassion, education, and advocacy.

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