Boynton Beach 
Mental Health Committee

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BBMHC member Margaret Newton, leading a teen book talk at the Boynton Beach City Library during Mental Health Month

Visit Boynton Beach Library and your Palm Beach County Libraries during the month of May for special books and handouts about mental health   

Professionals who participated in Psychology Day #2 at Boynton Beach High School in 2016, introducing students to career opportunities in mental health.

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Acceptance ambassador' talks mental illness ......

Hakeem Rahim was introduced by Rita Thrasher, a retired teacher and President of Boca Raton's Promise, who lost two daughters to mental illness.  He gave three presentations to 900 students in area schools and 60 community members in Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Dawson Theater.. Hakeem Rahim was the first black valedictorian at his high school and went on to Harvard University, but he was hiding a secret. Sidelined by panic attacks, he was eventually diagnosed as having bipolar disorder and began taking medication. He was able to graduate and earn more degrees at another Ivy League school.

BBMHC  at the School DIstrict Mental Health Symposium at Park Vista High School