Let our presenters inform and inspire your organization with their stories of living with mental illness.


In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is an interactive presentation that aims to change assumptions and stereotypes about people living with mental health conditions.

Two trained presenters with lived experience of a mental health condition talk openly about their experiences. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions to learn more about living with mental health conditions and how to live well in spite of them.

The 60-90 minute presentation is offered free of charge and is appropriate for diverse audiences, including family members, friends, mental health professionals, students, people living with mental health conditions, and the general public. Hundreds of IOOV presentations have taken place in hospitals, schools, churches, community organizations, and more.


JOIN US ON Thursday, May 26 at 5:30pm  
Click here to join the presentation.


NAMI Vermont is now offering the IOOV program virtually, via Zoom.


If you are interested in setting up a presentation, complete the booking form for our virtual presentation HERE.


For more information, please contact Mitzi Bockmann at mbockmann@namivt.org or at (802) 319-4449.

Click here to download an In Our Own Voice brochure.





Be An In Our Own Voice Presenter


In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is presented by trained speakers who share their experiences living with a mental health condition. Even if you don’t have any public speaking experience, we would love to have you join our team of presenters. Together we are changing the face of living with a mental health condition.

Apply to become an In Our Own Voice presenter HERE.

Applicants will be contacted when an upcoming training for new speakers is scheduled.