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

Hakeem’s presentation made me realize a lot of things, his story did make me tear up and I appreciate him coming to my school. He changed my attitude towards people’s lives.

Student H. Frank Carey High School

The message that Hakeem delivered to my students about mental illness is one that all high school students should hear. My students and I were very lucky to have heard his story and feel empowered from it!

Lauren Majewski

Health Teacher Manhasset High School

When I heard Hakeem’s story, it brought tears to my eyes and really inspired me to try to help people with mental illness.

Student A.B.G.S Middle School