We were pleased to welcome a NAMI Mercer In Our Own Voice (IOOV) presenter at our July 13 meeting. IOOV is a public educaton program where speakers living with a mental illness share their personal stories of illness and recovery.
Our presenter spoke to dealing with bipolar disorder from his perspective—that of an addict of 35 years—which included 1. Introduction and Dark Days, 2. Acceptance, 3. Treatment, 4. Coping Skills, and 5. Sucesses, Hopes & Dreams. A question and answer session followed the presentation. This was the presenter’s second year in a row with us—he’s a true role model and great speaker!