Free training from The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to become part of the Anti-Stigma Arts Network Project.

 

 Have you used creative expression as a tool for maintaining mental health and wellness? 

If so, we invite you to take part in a free training from The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and become part of the Anti-Stigma Arts Network ProjectJoin us at one of two NAMI California In Our Own Voice (IOOV) Presenter Trainings and learn how to share your personal story of living with a mental illness and using artistic expression in your journey to achieving wellness and recovery.

Anti-Stigma Arts Network Project is designed to promote anti-stigma and discrimination messages regarding mental illness through various forms of art (including: visual, performing, decorative, written, spoken, etc.). The goal of the project is to provide a better understanding of stigma and recovery, while advocating the use of creative expression as a healing tool. The project is funded by counties through voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63).

You will learn how to present your story and make a difference. While audiences benefit from the inspirational stories of the speakers, IOOV also helps the Presenters. Increased confidence, the joy of helping to inspire and motivate others and developing leadership skills are common experiences for IOOV Presenters.

The two presenter trainings will take place February 8-9, 2014 in Ontario, CA and March 8-9, 2014 in San Diego, CA. We are currently seeking individuals (18 years and older) with lived experience who have utilized creative expression as a tool for maintaining wellness and recovery to participate. The training is absolutely free of charge, meals will be provided and/or costs will be reimbursed for all attendees, and travel and lodging expenses will be covered for eligible participants.

We are seeking participants from throughout California Mar. 8-9, 2014 San Diego – Applications are due Feb. 14, 2014

What Is In Our Own Voice? 

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental illness and achieving recovery. While audiences benefit from the inspirational stories of the speakers, IOOV also helps the Presenters. Increased confidence, the joy of helping to inspire and motivate others and developing leadership skills are common experiences for IOOV Presenters.

Please feel free to pass this invitation on. If you have any questions, please contact:Kristen Pankratz, Program Coordinator, NAMI Orange Countykpankratz@namioc.org Direct Office Line: (714) 836-4176

Application – San Diego Training – March 2014 Download Application