Hakeem Rahim

A leading African American voice in mental illness, wellness and recovery.

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Biography

Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A. is the owner of Live Breathe, LLC, the NAMI Queens/Nassau Let's Talk Mental Illness™ presenter, an advocate, published author, poet and TEDx Speaker. Hire Hakeem to motive, inspire and transform your audience or organization. His topics include mental wellness; life purpose; achievement. His audiences include, colleges, school, mental health organizations and corporations. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder as an undergraduate at Harvard University, Hakeem Rahim adds a personable voice to the discussion around mental wellness. Hakeem addresses th

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Testimonials
Hakeem is a young brilliant and visionary figure whom I support wholeheartedly. Do not miss his vision and insight!- Dr. Cornel West Emeritus, Princeton University

Hakeem is a man of great compassion, who possesses a wisdom and eloquence beyond his years. He has my utmost respect and support.

- Mickey Melendez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, John Jay College

Hakeem is an inspiring poet with a powerful story to tell. He embodies the word resilience!

- Dr. Thema Bryan, Pepperdine University

Mr. Rahim passionately conveys the reality of mental health and its impact on life. My administrative team discussed how you exposed a deep reality and shared some personal experiences that sent a powerful message.

- Hank W., Hempstead Middle School Principal

I thought it was really interesting. I actually was diagnosed with ADHD at a very young age. I felt different from everyone else. I was not fitting in with my friends. This presentation taught me a lot on not to feel different.

- 10th Grader, Roslyn High School

Through your presentation, I saw a mirror with a developing mental illness. It was peaceful to see a glimpse into the future. It was good to understand the world, to understand me. Normality has no limits. I will be okay. Thank you.

- 11th Grader, Benjamin Cardozo High School

Thank you for your courage and humility to openly share with us your inspiring story. We all learned from you valuable lessons on how to help our loved ones who suffer from mental illness: with patience, understanding and compassion, to step back, be encouraging and supportive, and allow them to take ownership of their lives. God bless you with the fullness of life and guide you in your ministry.

- Theresa M., National Alliance on Mental Illness, Family to Family Teacher

I love sharing a stage with Hakeem. Whether it is kicking off a NAMI WALK or addressing the opening session of our conference, Hakeem never fails to inspire and lead by example. His uplifting, riveting, and energetic presentations are always the highlight of the event.

- Mary Giliberti, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

Video Testimonials

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLdYA3B8uwY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_b69lxXwaY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fA9g3Q_1VY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt7h8BXJzpc

SPEECH TOPICS
  • Mental Health Speaker, Advocate and Educator

    • 18 Years Lived Experience w/ Bipolar Disorder
    • Speaks to youth in schools and colleges; provides perspective on youth and mental illness
    • Provides lived experience (consumer) perspective on mental illness, recovery and wellness
    • Provides perspective on mental illness in communities of color
    • Provides perspective on speaking w/ faith based communities
    • Provides lived experience perspective on medication usage and stigma

    Let's Talk About Mental Illness
    Designed for College, High School and Middle School Students, mental health educator and speaker, Hakeem Rahim, shares his personal journey while informing students about mental illness. Given the stressors, self-destructive behaviors and negative images our youth contend with today, mental health awareness is optional, it is essential.

    Hakeem’s message of resilience has been shared with over 5,000 students and has resonated with students, teachers administrators alike. Choose Hakeem for a story focused, poetry-infused presentation that educates, inspires and motivates your young people.


    Mental Illness Unmasked
    Mental Illness Unmasked is designed to educate, empower and inspire audiences. Hakeem dives into his personal journey with mental illness, recovery and wellness and shares key life lessons that he has learned from living with bipolar disorder. Hakeem's openness and vulnerability has touched audiences ranging from teachers, administrators, college staff, law enforcement and parent groups.

    Suitable for keynotes, workshops and staff presentations, choose Hakeem's message of resilienceto motivate, empower and transform your audience members.


    Live with Power; Lead with Vulnerability
    How do you gain courage and confidence? How do you lead a more authentic life? How do you find out what you are really made to do? Via his challenges with mental illness and lessons learned, Hakeem shares how being vulnerable led him to his vocation.

    Suitable for keynotes and presentations, Live with Power is an inspirational talk that is sure to motivate professionals seeking purpose and college students seeking their path.

    "When I showed my vulnerability, all walls fell down." -Hakeem Rahim


    Obstacles are Opportunities
    In this talk, Harvard and Columbia educated mental health speaker and educator, Hakeem Rahim inspires high school students with his by sharing his academic journey and the obstacles he has had to overcome to achieving his successes.

    Hakeem’s story focused, poetry-infused presentation will motivate your students to see their challenges and confidence builders and obstacles as opportunities.


    TOP TALKS
    Breaking Through Stigma: The Highs and Lows of Mental Health (Schools)

  • Please click here for:

    Hakeem Rahim’s Website
    Hakeem’s Intro Video
    Hakeem’s Senate Testimony
    Hakeem’s USA Today Feature
    Hakeem’s Let’s Talk Mental Illness TM Work
    Hakeem’s Book – Magenta Your Conscience

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