NAMI Marin has a speaker’s bureau: In Our Own Voice (IOOV)
IOOV is a unique public education program in which trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.
IOOV presentations are given to consumer groups, students, law enforcement officials, hospitals (CEU-eligible), educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups.
All presentations are offered free of charge.
This program helps to dispel many myths surrounding mental illness. Audiences benefit from this type of presentation because they learn, first hand, what it means to have a serious mental illness and how the recovery process works.
All IOOV presenters complete a 16 hour NAMI training course. Presenters often find that participating in this program helps build self-esteem. Presenters may learn new coping strategies from one another and are given hope and strength by finding a community of peers. There are a myriad of ways consumers can grow as In Our Own Voice presenters.
For more information or to schedule an In Our Own Voice presentation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-444-0480 x 242.