In Our Own Voice Presentations

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition.

What You’ll Gain

Our trained presenters humanize the misunderstood, highly stigmatized topic of mental illness by showing that it’s possible—and common—to live well with a mental health condition. This presentation also provides:

  • 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 treatment looks different for everyone, and recovery is possible
  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community

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Request an In Our Own Voice Presentation

NAMI Seattle’s network of presenters, teachers, and facilitators with lived experience as individuals or family members impacted by mental illness are available to speak to your community! Through personal stories, up-to-date information, and evidence-based strategies, these presentations and workshops are a great way to educate and engage your community around mental health, as well as building your own skills and knowledge. Click the button below and fill out a short form to request a presentation.

What People Are Saying

Amazing presentation with amazing presenters! You 100% erased any stigma I used to associate with mental illness.

IOOV Audience Member

We are so thankful we partnered with NAMI Seattle for these trainings!

IOOV Audience Member

Several of the mental health staff stated that they saw recovery as a real option—for the first time ever.

IOOV 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

It is so inspiring to experience the level of engagement, inquisitiveness, and genuine desire to learn about mental illness found in In Our Own Voice audiences. The questions and comments I get during presentations tells me my story is having a positive impact. IOOV changes the way people think about mental illness. The program has been essential to my recovery. I feel so fortunate to be able to share my story that is filled with deep shame, guilt, and unworthiness to bring understanding and compassion to the lives of others who are affected by mental illness. Indeed, being an IOOV presenter has given me a sense of purpose, self-empathy, and encouragement to continue my path of recovery. I take great pride in presenting my unique face of recovery to as many audiences as I can!

IOOV Program Leader

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Request A NAMI Seattle Presentation

We greatly appreciate requests submitted at least 4 weeks prior to your requested date(s). While we will make every effort to accommodate requests with a shorter turnaround, we may not be able to fill all requests. Please contact Katie Mahoney, our Program Manager, with any questions.

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