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Let's Talk Mental Illness™

In a climate where talking about mental illness is taboo, Let’s Talk Mental Illness™ (LTMI) will empower your students to speak out and join the conversation.

LTMI is a school presentation that features first-hand experience from a Harvard educated mental health advocate living with bipolar disorder.  Hakeem Rahim shares his personal story of illness, wellness, and recovery along with mental illness facts and statistics to engage your students and shift their perceptions about mental illness.

East Meadow

I was watching the faces of students in the room who I have worked with that have been diagnosed with a mental illness. I could just sense the relief they must have been feeling,”

~ Social Worker, East Meadow HS Peer Leaders

Bring LTMI to your school and transform the way your students think about mental illness. In this 45-minute interactive classroom or assembly presentation Hakeem addresses:

  • What is mental illness? Prevalence, symptoms, and how to seek treatment.
  • What is it like to have bipolar disorder?  Shares his story of recovery and resilience.
  • What it is like to live with a mental illness?  An interactive exercise.
  • Q&A

The presentation was very interesting and captivating. I really enjoyed hearing someone who actually suffered from a mental disorder to discuss his story.” ~Garden City HS Student

"Hakeem inspired and educated the young people of Great Neck South Middle today.  His life experiences, education, charm and honestly will leave a lasting impression for many years to come. He is a role model and we were fortunate to have Hakeem present to us." ~Jennifer DiPalo, Health Educator, Great Neck South MS

“This made me feel less alone.” ~Baldwin HS Student

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saying about Let’s Talk Mental Illness™.
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“By speaking about mental illness, we can save lives.”  ~ Hakeem Rahim


Breaking The Silence: Teaching the Next Generation about Mental Illness
NAMI Queens/Nassau 1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite C-117   Lake Success, NY   11042     ph. 516-326-0797   fax: 516-437-5785

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