It’s Mental Health Awareness Month.

Listen to “#MentalHealthAwareness @latenightparent” on Spreaker.

Join Rich Valdez and Dr. Michele Reed as they moderate the #LNPShow that discusses the latest trends and game changers in parenting, technology, education, sports & product reviews. (Ted Hicks is in the ether this week.)

Featured Guest:
Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A.

Mental Health Awareness Expert | Author | Advocate

Harvard University ’02

Columbia University ’07

hakeemrahim.com | Video
Hakeem discusses the following topics:

Definitions

*What does it mean to have a mental illness?*

*What are some of the warning signs of mental illness?*

*What causes mental illness?*

*Is anyone immune to mental illness?*

Treatment

*Once someone has had a mental illness can they ever get better again?*

*What should I do if I know someone who appears to have all of the symptoms of a serious mental disorder?*

*What is the difference between mental health professionals?*

*How can I find a mental health professional right for my child or myself?*

*What treatment options are available?*

*If I become involved in treatment what do I need to know?*

Medication

*What do I need to know about medications?*

*If a medication is prescribed to me and I begin to feel better after taking it is it okay to stop taking it?*

Support

*How can I get help paying for my prescriptions?

*Where can I go for help?

*How do I find a local support group?*

https://youtu.be/ia1pwYf3lZA