‘In Our Own Voices’ Raises Awareness of Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont’s ‘In Our Own Voice’ program is a 60 to 90 minute public education presentation that raises the awareness of mental illness and recovery. It includes a short video, personal testimony and a Q&A that allows for honest and open dialogue. The presenters are individuals certified to present their stories of hope and recovery to audiences throughout the state. Their audiences include police departments, hospitals, state employees, religious groups, refugee groups and local community members. The aim of these presentations is to create a safe place to ask questions and gain understanding of an often misunderstood topic, engaging audiences with their brave and gripping personal journeys as they touch on the various phases of recovery. If you or an organization you know of would be interested in having an ‘In Our Own Voice’ presentation, call 802-876-7949. Visit namivt.org for a list of upcoming presentations.