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In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is an interactive public recovery education program presented by trained consumers (people with mental illness) to lay audiences, professionals and other consumers about the reality of living with mental illness and the high potential for recovery. This program also helps to diminish the stigma surrounding those with mental illness.

“In Our Own Voice” is a premiere education program which trains consumers with mental illness to speak to community audiences about their experiences with brain disorders, treatment and recovery.  “In Our Own Voice” is a practical tool to educate and increase awareness about the true nature of brain disorders, commonly known as mental illnesses.  This presentation covers issues frequently faced by those dealing with severe mental illnesses:

Dark Days



Coping Strategies

Successes, Hopes, and Dreams

Learn more about NAMI's IOOV program: Click here to view informational video

Call one of the following NAMI Illinois affiliates and schedule a presentation.

NAMI Illinois Affiliates Currently Offering In Our Own Voice Presentations   

NAMI Barrington Area - 847-382-6623

NAMI Cook County North Suburban - 773-932-3770

NAMI DuPage County - 630-752-0066  

NAMI Schaumburg Area - 847-352-6708

NAMI Kane County North  - 847-426-4594

NAMI Lake County - 847-249-1515

NAMI Livingston/McLean Counties - 309-212-0581

NAMI Metro Suburban - 708-524-2582

NAMI Northern Illinois (Rockford) - 815-963-2470

NAMI Northwest Suburban - 847-899-0195     

NAMI South Suburbs of Chicago - 708-798-3862

NAMI Southwestern Illinois - 618-798-9788

NAMI Tri-County (Peoria) - 309-231-3855

NAMI Will/Grundy Counties - 815-731-9103