NYC Metro Presentations

In Our Own Voice is a unique and powerful public presentation that offers insight into the hope and recovery possible for people living with mental illness.

In Our Own Voice
presentations change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness. People with mental health conditions share their powerful personal stories in this free, flexible, 60-minute presentation.

Range of Audiences

  • Business office
  • Civic Group
  • Club House/ Peer Run Organization
  • College / University
  • Community Meeting Place
  • Consumer/ Day Program
  • Court/Legal Office
  • Faith-based group
  • Group Home
  • Hospital
  • Law Enforcement Agency/ CIT
  • Library
  • Mental Health Facility
  • Political Organization
  • Prison
  • Schools, including K-12, medical, & social work
  • Shelter
  • Veterans Administration

Program Features

In Our Own Voice adds a critical perspective to the popular understanding of what people with mental illness are like. Going to this presentation will provide you with:

  • A first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental illness. Presenters humanize this misunderstood topic by demonstrating that it’s possible—and common—to live well with mental illness.


  • A chance to ask the presenters questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispel stereotypes and misconceptions.


  • The understanding that every person with a mental illness can hope for a bright future.

To schedule an In Our Own Voice presentation for your organization or business, please fill out this IOOV Request Form and email it to