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 

Learn more

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. Sign up and attend a NAMI SF Volunteer Orientation to learn more about the program

  2. Complete an online training

  3. Attend an in-person training


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Ph: (415) 237-0039

Mailing Address

601 Van Ness, Suite Q

San Francisco, 94102