NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness. You gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery. NAMI In Our Own Voice can change attitudes, preconceived notions and stereotypes regarding mental illness.

What You Should Expect 

  • Sixty to 90 minutes long, open to the general public, free of charge.


  • Led by a team of two trained presenters who are living in recovery from mental illness.


  • Includes stories, videos and discussion.

Why You Should Attend

  • More accurate view of a stigmatized and misunderstood experience.

  • Humanized perception of what people living with mental illness are like.

  • Concrete examples of what living in recovery means.

  • Opportunity to ask questions in a safe and friendly environment.

  • Whether you have contact with mental illness in a professional capacity or want to learn more on a personal level, your interest and questions are welcome.

  • Your participation also provides a valuable opportunity to the speakers; an opportunity to gain confidence as they share their experience of recovery and transformation.

Contact Us

Hanko Building

8511 Legation Road

New Carrollton, MD 20784 

Office: (301) 429-0970  

Fax:  (301) 429-0971 



(301) 429-0970

(English & Spanish) 

We can help when you need simple answers, community connections, emotional support, or hope during difficult times.

NAMI Prince George's County is an incorporated 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity and is therefore required to complete 2018 IRS Form 990.