In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education presentation that offers insight into the hope and recovery possible for people living with mental illness. Trained individuals living in recovery lead a brief, yet comprehensive and interactive, presentation about the reality of living with mental illness.

For more information, please contact Natasha LaVine at

  • Free 60-minute presentation for any community group 

  • Includes personal stories by presenters who demonstrate and model recovery

  • Offers a chance for the audience to ask questions and challenge misconceptions 

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If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please fill out this request form. 


It is recommended that you put your request in at least three weeks in advance since we rely on volunteer availability.


To become a presenter, you must complete a training that helps you craft your personal story and prepares you to present it to audiences.


  1. Contact us at to learn more about opportunities

  2. Complete an online training

  3. Attend an in-person training