Join us Tuesday, September 7 at 11 a.m. at the Decatur Rec Center

In Our Own Voice is one of NAMI’s many signature programs. The program allows people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness to share their story. The purpose is to open the discussion on mental illness, to educate, and to present themselves as proof that a mental health diagnosis does not mean your life stops. In sharing their stories, they hope to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. The presentations are virtual due to the Pandemic and can be one hour long or shorter.

It’s also free of charge, and they will provide information about NAMI.

Mary is a former Police Officer and Paramedic, and Kay is a former Real Estate Agent. Once diagnosed with a mental illness their lives changed. They have fought to be Determined not to let their Diagnosis, Dictate one’s Destiny. Advocating with NAMI has allowed them to help others. During these uncertain times Covid-19 is not the only Pandemic. Mental Health is the new Pandemic that so many people are battling. Mary and Kay have been eliminating myths and helping to open the conversation on mental health.  

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