Long Island, NY: Speakers talks to middle school about depression, self-harm and suicide

Jan 4, 2018, Long Island, NY, The Island Now: Herricks Middle School mindful of mental health Herricks Middle School students heard a presentation from mental health awareness speaker Hakeem Rahim on Dec. 19. Rahim, who defines himself as an Acceptance Ambassador, speaks about depression and suicide prevention all across the nation and encourages a stigma-free atmosphere of openness. … Rahim advised the students on what to do if someone they know indicates the possibility of harming themself or others and explained that they must tell an adult who can help. He emphasized positive ways that people can manage their own mental health through actions such as meditation and journaling. … This visit was one of the many ways that the middle school and district promotes mindfulness and equips students with the tools and knowledge needed to cope with potentially stressful and difficult situations.