In Our Own Voice


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We offer IOOV in Spanish – En Nuestra Propia Voz De NAMI. We’d love to schedule one for your audience!

NAMI New Jersey Celebrates 20 Years of In Our Own Voice!

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary landmark, NAMI NJ offers to the public three virtual events. These are all opportunities to learn more about this effective anti-stigma program which offers free presentations about recovery all around our state and country. Learn more | View press release

Upcoming Presentations:

Friday December 2, 2022
7:00 p.m. ET

An informal get-together to celebrate 20 years of delivering IOOV presentations in New Jersey. Hear from our presenters about personal experiences while being active in IOOV. All are welcome.

NAMI Hudson County is hosting NAMI In Our Own Voice:
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Monday, December 12, 2022
6 p.m. ET

Back in 2008, we decided to try putting IOOV  presentations into song, resulting in IOOV Voice: The Musical. At this session of NAMIN NJ’s  Expressive Arts Café, we will hear these eight songs, and then get the opportunity to engage in a reflective composition.


NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a powerful presentation that aims to change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people living with mental health conditions. Two trained presenters with lived experience of a mental health condition talk openly about their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing.  They talk about “What Happened,” “What Helps” and “What is Next.” Audience members have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health, and challenge misconceptions.

The presentation is offered free of charge and is appropriate for diverse audiences, including family members, friends, mental health professionals, and people diagnosed with mental health conditions. IOOV presentations are available for businesses, hospitals, high schools, colleges and universities, communities of faith, community organizations, and more.

We offer this presentation in Spanish if requested.

We are now offering both virtual and in-person In Our Own Voice presentations throughout the state.

We encourage interested parties to contact Jill Zwick BSW, Scheduling Coordinator, 848-257-3053 or [email protected], to discuss scheduling an IOOV presentation.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a presenter, we encourage you to have a look at our “Presenter Candidate Information Handout.”



Program Contact:

Jay Yudof, MS, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner
Recovery Programs Director
(609) 642-6959, [email protected]

To schedule a presentation:
Jill Zwick, Scheduling Coordinator & Trainer
848-257-3053, [email protected]