Understand the journey of people with mental illness in recovery. In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program in which trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery, demonstrating that there is hope for recovery for people with mental illnesses. The presentation includes personal stories and video clips, as well as offering an opportunity to ask questions. The IOOV program has touched many lives and is effective in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI Minnesota is partnering with St. Paul-Ramsey County to start this session with a land acknowledgment and grounding done by Healer Elder June Blue.