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In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique recovery education presentation, given by trained consumer presenters who their personal stories. IOOV is also an opportunity for those who have struggled with mental illness to gain confidence and to share their individual experiences of recovery and transformation.

Presentations can be given to any organization or group, including consumer groups, students, law enforcement officials, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups.

In Our Own Voice speaker fees and mileage expenses are paid by NAMI Missouri through a SAMHSA grant.  For information on scheduling In Our Own Voice presenters, contact NAMI Missouri Director of Consumer Services Alice Kliethermes. Additional information on the presentations and content is available through the National NAMI In Our Own Voice program page.

Save the Date: 2019 In Our Own Voice Presenter Training

The 2019 In Our Own Voice Presenter Training has been scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at the Best Western Plus Capital Inn in Jefferson City. Participants will be able to arrive the evening before (Thursday evening).

Event Date: Fri., May 3 – Sat, May 4, 2019 (Participants may arrive the night before.)
Time: Approximately 9:00 am – 5:00 pm both Friday and Saturday
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2019


In Our Own Voice downloadable forms

For participant use only 
(select form name to view/ print/ download)

NAMI STL IOOV evaluation form  (for use in St. Louis area presentations only)

Previous Presenter Training Sessions 

2018 In Our Own Voice Presenter Training

Event Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 (Participants may arrive the night before.)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Capital Inn, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Registration Deadline: August 27, 2018

To apply: Complete the 2018 NAMI Missouri In Our Own Voice Training Application

For more information:
NAMI Missouri letter to interested participants – 2018
In Our Own Voice Training schedule – 2018

About the Training: This training is for individuals living with mental illness who would like to participate in the NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentation Program. The training is provided at no cost with all expenses, including travel, meals and lodging, covered using a grant issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services through SAMHSA. The training is limited to 16 participants.

About the In Our Own Voice Program: Individuals living with mental illness deliver interactive, stigma-reducing presentations to groups and organization. Presenters work in groups of two. The presentations also include a video component and group discussion. Presenters are eligible to receive a $30 speaker fee and mileage reimbursements upon submission of required documents to NAMI Missouri. For additional program information, visit the NAMI Missouri In Our Own Voice program page or the National In Our Own Voice program page.

Questions? Contact Alice Kliethermes, Director of Consumer Services, at alice@namimissouri.org

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