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Speaker Programs

NAMIGlendale offers an array of interesting and informative outreach and speakers programs including:

  • In Our Own Voice
  • Parents and Teachers as Allies
  • Ending the Silence
  • Friends and Family


NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV) unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness. Participants 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. Click here for more information.

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves. Click here to learn more.

NAMI Parents & Teachers As Allies , a two-hour in-service program, focuses on helping school professionals and families within the school community better understand the early warning signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents.   It also covers the specific, age-related symptoms of mental illnesses in youth, how best to intervene to link youth with treatment needs to services, the lived experience of youths with mental illnesses and their families, and how schools can best communicate with families about mental health related concerns. Click here to learn more.


For details on upcoming local presentations; to set up a presentation at your local business, community organization, or school; or to become a NAMI In Our Own Voice presenter; contact NAMI Glendale by email,, or leave a message on our warm line phone, 1-213-797-0494


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