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In Our Own Voice

What is NAMI In Our Own Voice?

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NAMI In Our Own Voice is a 40, 60, or 90 minute presentation that educates an audience about mental illness through lived experience. Two trained speakers share their own personal stories about living with mental illness and their journey of recovery. They show how it is possible to live a normal life even with a mental health condition.

Audience members can ask questions and offer the presenters feedback. By participating in the presentation, they can learn about what it is like to live with a mental illness. They also learn what recovery means to each individual, because it can be different for everyone.

NAMI Southwest Ohio schedules In Our Own Voice presentations throughout the community. Examples of previous audiences include students, civic groups, law enforcement, and many other different audiences.

What People Are Saying in Southwest Ohio

  • “To hear someone share their experience dealing with mental illness shows me that it is possible for someone to overcome whatever they are going through”
  • “The presentation was informative and gave me a much better understanding of mental illness”

For more information please call the NAMI Southwest Ohio office at (513) 351-3500 or email

To schedule an IOOV presentation for your group, organization or school please click here!


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