In Our Own Voice

In Our Own Voice is a free presentation given by two people living with mental illness about their journey with their diseases. The hour-long talk is appropriate for family members, friends, professionals, lay audiences and other people living with mental illness. It includes a videotape, personal testimony, discussion and enriches the audience’s understanding of how people with these serious disorders cope with reality of their illnesses while recovering and reclaiming productive lives.

Two trained speakers do the presentations together. Participants receive a stipend for the presentations. 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

If you would like to participate in or if you would like to arrange for speakers to come to your group, contact IOOV State Coordinator Julie Langbort by email at or call (781) 938-4048.