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.

4/2/2015 to 4/9/2015
When: Two Thursdays, April 2 and April 9
4:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC)
9 Healthcarer Drive
2nd Floor, Classroom D
Biddeford, ME  04005
Presenter: Cheryl Ramsay & Heather Carter
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


We are a team of survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, individuals living with a mental illness and those family members and friends who care about them. 


This training is open to participants who attended one of the NAMI Information & Education calls.