In My Own Voice

My dear friend, Kitt, is a natural public speaker and a wonderful advocate for the mentally ill. She and I are both Bipolar. She is Bipolar 2 and I am Bipolar 1. In this post she successfully achieves what I was trying to do in my book, “Eye-locks and Other Fearsome Things.”

Kitt O'Malley

The weekend after I attended BlogHer16, my local NAMI Orange County office hosted an In Our Own Voice (IOOV) training.

In Our Own Voice (IOOV)

Hi, I’m Kitt O’Malley

  • Mother of a teen son, wife, mental health advocate
  • You can find me any given day on social media
  • I enjoy reading, writing, art, photography, flowers & nature
  • Relate to audience

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, is the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness. With organizations and affiliates in every state, NAMI effectively provides advocacy, research, support, and education about serious mental illness. Members of NAMI include those living with mental illness, families and friends of people living with mental illnesses, mental health providers, students, educators, law enforcement, public officials, politicians, members…

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6 responses

  1. Genie

    She’s very good; I saw this earlier today on her blog.

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    September 5, 2016 at 10:31 PM

  2. There are always those who experience life in ways different than our own. Your example, your pain, your successes are inspiring.
    Best wishes Yisraela
    I just married John Aug 21. We have worked hard being Bi Polar and Aspergers. We’ve learned a lot cried a lot and learned how we can be the best we can be with and for each other. I applaud your journey my sweet lady.
    Love yisraela

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    September 6, 2016 at 2:55 AM

    • Dear Yisraela, Many congratulations!  I am so very happy for you!!  That’s huge!  And praise for your journey together with Bipolar and Asperger’s.  Many issues arise, tears, too, but oh, the absolute joy of true love!!  May your marriage be blessed!  Love, Ellen 

      Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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      September 6, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    • Congratulations! I wish you both the best.


      September 8, 2016 at 5:49 PM

  3. Thank you, Ellen!


    September 8, 2016 at 5:48 PM

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