NAMI, St. Paul to host In Our Own Voice

Mission | February 6, 2017

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and St. Paul’s Mental Health Awareness Team will host In Our Own Voice, a presentation that offers hope for those struggling with mental illness.

Two trained presenters will share their personal stories of dark days, acceptance, treatment, coping strategies, successes, hopes and dreams. The one-hour event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-8 p.m.

In Our Own Voice adds a critical perspective to the popular understanding of what people living with mental health conditions are like. It is recommended for peers, family members, providers, the general public, elected officials, law enforcement, students, and veteran organizations.

The evening will include:

  • A first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental health condition. Presenters humanize this misunderstood topic by demonstrating that its possible – and common – to live well with a mental health condition.
  • A chance to ask the presenters questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispels stereotypes and misconceptions.
  • The understanding that every person with a mental health condition can hope for a bright future.

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