Speakers Bureau Presenter (Virtual!!)
National Alliance on Mental Illness- Greater Cleveland
NAMI Greater Cleveland’s Speakers Bureau offers feature speeches and keynote speeches about living with or caring for someone living with a mental health condition. We promote recovery through messages of hope and lived experience, and we will inspire those facing challenges by recounting not just our crisis points, but what aided us in our journey. Audiances will gain insight by hearing a first-hand account of what it’s really like to live with a mental health condition and receive services in Cuyahoga County.
Develop your public speaking skills and share your personal experience of recovery from mental illness to decrease stigma and increase public awareness about mental illness. NAMI Speakers Bureau is a structured outreach presentation with which you can become a role model for hope and recovery for other mental health peers in the community. The presentation puts a human face to mental illness and is used to provide insight into the peer experience of recovery for mental health professionals, students, and family members.
Minimum Requirements for Volunteer Speakers Bureau Presenters
- Individuals must be comfortable talking in front of various audiences and willing to share aspects of their personal experience of living with mental illness.
- Willingness to maintain fidelity of the NAMI Speakers Bureau model.
- Provide the audience personal perspectives of individuals of diverse backgrounds sharing their journey of recovery with mental health challenges
- Allow audience members to connect on a personal level via question and answer sessions
- Provide an opportunity for audience members to gain insight into the lived experience of life with mental illness
- Willingness and capability to undergo Speakers Bureau training
- Make a commitment to being available for at least one year
- Willingness to serve as a representative of NAMI Greater Cleveland
- Aged 18+ and who is a family member/caregiver of one who is living in recovery with a mental health condition
About National Alliance on Mental Illness- Greater Cleveland
2012 West 25th Street, Suite 705, Cleveland, OH 44113, US
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greater Cleveland is dedicated to empowering those living with mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by providing education, support, information, and referrals.
NAMI Greater Cleveland provides services to those with serious mental illnesses and their family members through a variety of support and education programs. In addition, we advocate on behalf of our members and the community on issues related to mental illness. Program highlights include:
- Support Groups: 16 groups providing mutual support averaging 2,500 visits per year;
- Helpline: providing information and referral to over 1,485 callers per year;
- Educational Courses: free classes, including NAMI’s signature Family to Family course, reaching over 75 participants per year;
- Outreach: providing information about mental illness via our Community Education Nights, Speakers Bureau and Health Fairs to more than 1,100 people per year;
- Multi-Cultural Outreach: providing specialized services to the African-American and Hispanic communities, including Spanish-language courses and materials.