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          NAMI Online Family Support Groups

          September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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          Online Family Support Group (Thur)

          October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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          Sat 19

          Online Family & Friends Seminar

          September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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          Sun 20

          Online Connection Support Group (Sun)

          September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
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          Online Connection Support Group (Mon)

          September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

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In Our Own Voice

Two trained In Our Own Voice speakers share compelling and personal testimonies of living with and overcoming the challenges posed by mental illness.  Audience participation and discussion are encouraged, and a brief video with a variety of stories accompanies the presentation.  By broadening people’s knowledge of mental illness, we replace misunderstanding, fear, and judgement with insight, awareness, and acceptance.  The In Our Own Voice presentation can be adapted to meet the special needs of the audience upon request.

This presentation 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 people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams and goals
  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community

What People Are Saying

“Amazing presentation with amazing presenters! You 100% erased any stigma I used to associate with mental illness.” - Audience member

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


If you have any questions, would like to schedule a presentation for a group, or need additional information contact Angela Berra at 314-962-4670 or aberra@namistl.org.

 

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