Promoting recovery and improving quality of life
for Virginians with serious mental illness.
In Our Own Voice Soars!
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two persons with "lived experience" share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. IOOV is an opportunity for those who have struggled with mental illness to further their confidence and to share their individual experiences of recovery and transformation. Throughout the IOOV presentation, audience members are encouraged to offer feedback and ask questions. Audience participation is an important aspect of IOOV because the more audience members become involved, the closer they come to understanding what it is like to live with a mental illness and stay in recovery. Learn more here.
NAMIWalks is the largest mental health awareness event in the state of Virginia! Join us for a family and community event to raise awareness, educate people about mental illness, and celebrate hope and wellness. NAMIWalks Virginia is a day of fun for people of all ages with music, dancing, face painting, and much more! It's also a critical fundraiser that helps to support our education, support, and anti-stigma program. Learn more here.