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NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Clients, staff and alumni are invited to attend an In Our Own Voice (IOOV) presentation at the Lodge. When:   Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Time:     3:00-4:00 PM Where: Jaywalker Lodge In Our Own Voice (IOOV) was created as part of NAMI’s initiative to involve consumers in education about serious mental illness. It seemed natural for people with mental illness to draw from the expertise of their lived experiences and to share these experiences with others.  NAMI, a support, education, advocacy, and research organization, is dedicated to eradicating mental illness and improving the quality of life for persons affected by mental illness and their families. IOOV was introduced in 1996 as Living with Schizophrenia.  The program gathered momentum quickly.  As more people with a variety of illnesses participated, the program’s name was changed to In Our Own Voice. Since then, approximately 2,000 presenters have been trained to conduct the In Our Own Voice presentation.  As of the spring…

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