Speaker to advocate mental wellness during talk at ONU

Noted speaker and author Hakeem Rahim will discuss mental health concerns and mental wellness at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the McIntosh Center ballroom at Ohio Northern University. His talk is free and open to the public.

Rahim is president and CEO of I Am Acceptance, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to destigmatizing mental illness and empowering college students to take control of their mental health.

Rahim has dealt with bipolar disorder and has spoken to more than 65,000 college, high school and middle school students. He has also testified before Senate committees.

Rahim’s journey with mental illness began in 1998 when he was a freshman at Harvard University. Rahim has since dedicated his efforts to raising awareness of mental illness so that future college students will not face the suffering he endured at that time in their lives.