Emerge from Stigma: Voices of Hope and Resiliency NAMI Maine Speakers Bureau
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The speakers bureau training will be a 2-day on-site training. Each day will be 4 hours in length and will be one week apart. The first day will cover how to tell our stories and the second day will have the opportunity to practice.

3/23/2015 to 3/30/2015
When: Two Mondays, March 23 and March 30
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: United Ambulance
192 Russell St.
Lewiston 04240
United States
Presenter: Heather Carter and Cheryl Ramsay
Contact: Cheryl Ramsay
207.622.5767 Ext. 307

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Our lived experience – our stories - is where the power and impact lies to change lives, create system change and help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. Through the NAMI Maine Speakers Bureau, the sharing of our personal stories helps:


·      Increase understanding and awareness of risk factors and warning signs for mental illness and suicide

·      Educate the public about mental health, mental illness and recovery

·      Provide insight to suicide and suicide loss

·      Create system change by sharing lived experiences of what helps, what works and what doesn’t


The NAMI Maine speakers bureau is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. Nothing has the ability to heal the heart, mend the soul or change the mind than hearing the story of another. Understanding the perspective of others through the sharing of our stories changes our own perspectives unlike any other information.