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We recognize the importance of being part of the community.  NAMI of PA Montgomery County offers various programs to end stigma and educate our communities.  In addition to offering signature NAMI Programming, we are happy to work with colleges, schools, businesses, and community organizations to create a program that will educate, empower, and inspire.  If you are interested in creating a one-of-a-kind presentation for your group, please contact our Executive Director, Abby Grasso, at agrasso@namimontcopa.org.

 

NAMI SIGNATURE PROGRAMS PRESENTED:

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In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.

The program was started with a grant from Eli Lily and Company.

IOOV is an opportunity for those who have struggled with mental illness to gain confidence and to share their individual experiences of recovery and transformation.

Throughout the IOOV presentation, audience members are encouraged to offer feedback and ask questions. Audience participation is an important aspect of IOOV because the more audience members become involved, the closer they come to understanding what it is like to live with a mental illness and stay in recovery.

IOOV presentations are given to consumer groups, students, law enforcement officials, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups.

All presentations are offered free of charge.  To schedule an IOOV Presentation for your group, please call the office at 215-361-7784 or email office@namimontcopa.org.

 

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Helping middle and high schoolers understand mental illness makes a big difference. We can teach them about the warning signs for themselves and their friends. NAMI Ending the Silence helps raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions.

Through this free classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition. During an in person presentation, a young adult living with mental illness and a family member tell their stories about mental health challenges, including what hurt and what helped.

If you are interested in bringing this powerful, informative presentation to your school, please contact our office at 215-361-7784 or email us at office@namimontcopa.org.  We will begin to offer the presentations in Fall of 2017.  Schedule a presesntation today!

 

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