Signature & Homegrown Program Webinars

In Our Own Voice is a NAMI program for community education and reducing stigma, as trained volunteers share their lived experience of mental health recovery: “What Happened” to them, “What Helps” them, and “What’s Next” for them.

This is a presentation we give over 200 times a year to a wide variety of audiences. Reach out to us at to schedule a presentation at your school, PTA, congregation, town, support group, or professional training.

We now offer this presentation in Spanish, as En Nuestra Propia Voz De NAMI!

Upcoming Online Presentations in Spring of 2021 (all on Thursdays)

March 18th, 12pm, English, register here

April 15th, 7pm, Spanish, register here

May 20th, 7pm, English, register here


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NAMI Smarts for Advocacy will enhance your advocacy skills by helping to shape your powerful and personal story that will move policy makers. Whether you are new to advocacy or have years of experience, this integrated training will equip you to be informed, confident and ready to make a difference. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy modules include: Telling Your Story; Emails and Phone Calls; and Meeting Your Legislator.

Module 2 & 3 will be offered on May 5, 2021 from 6 – 8 pm by Zoom.

Space is limited. You must have completed Module 1 before taking Module 2 & 3.

Module 2: Calling local and state representatives to promote mental health priorities.

Module 3: Meeting with area representatives to promote mental health priorities.

Real stories are the most potent motivator for legislators. NAMI SMARTS for ADVOCACY guides you through delivering a concise and compelling version of your story that will serve as the springboard for your advocacy.

Register here

Limited to the first 300 registrants. Registration deadline on May 3rd at 5 pm.


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NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. The seminar is led by trained volunteers with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics:

– Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery

– Effective communication strategies

– The importance of self-care

– Crisis preparation strategies

– NAMI and community resources

Participants will receive a free E-book after attendance that explains many of the topics covered in the class in more detail. The e-book is available in English, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Stay tuned for the next presentation!


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NAMI Hearts & Minds is a presentation focusing on inner and outer wellness for people living with a mental illness. Stay tuned for the next presentation.


Previous PowerPoint Presentation Slides:

NAMI Hearts & Minds: Criminal Justice and Mental Health

NAMI Hearts & Minds: Individual Advocacy for Wellness


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