BOCES ARTS-IN-EDUCATION / EXPLORATORY ENRICHMENT
PROGRAM DETAILS



Program Title

Breaking Through Stigma: The Highs and Lows of Mental Health
 
Provider Name
Live Breathe LLC
 
Hakeem Rahim

Hempstead , NY 11550
Phone:
516-984-2927
Email:
hakeem@hakeemrahim.com
Website:
hakeemrahim.com

Program Description
During this 45-minute interactive assembly presentation for high school and middle school students Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A. uses original poems and quotes from his inspirational book "Magenta Your Conscience" to guide students through the thmese of: faith, hope, perseverance, confidence, motivation and love. He teaches about mental illness from a first-hand inspirational mental health success story. Students gain insight that proper support from helping professionals, friends and loved ones can lead to good outcomes when faced with mental illness. Why Breaking Through Stigma for Students? Given that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 15 to 24 and that ½ of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by the age of 14, high school and middle school is the perfect age to begin a positive conversation about mental health, mental illness and stigma. What is the Breaking Through Stigma Format? Hakeem Rahim, graduate of both Harvard and Columbia Universities, shares his personal story of mental illness, recovery and wellness. In addition to Hakeem’s message of resilience, this presentation includes valuable information to raise awareness and decrease stigma around mental illness: • What is mental illness? • Signs and symptoms • Hakeem Rahim’s personal journey • The importance of seeking help and treatment for self and others • Role playing how to encourage a friend to seek help • Making the connection between mental illness, drugs and alcohol abuse • Stigma-busting interactive exercise on living with a mental illness • Q & A and Discussion
 

Categories
Storytelling, Health , Authors
 



Additional Resources 
There are no evaluations available for this program.

Program Recommendations
Grades
1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



See Video  
youtube.com/watch?v=Ms4E8GaaU9E
Arts Standards
1,2


Other Standards 
HEALTH



Curriculum Connections 
Health, Wellness, Physical Education , , ,



Culturally Responsive 



Cost 
Cost Single: $2500
Cost Multiple:


Duration
45 minutes