Hakeem Rahim, a nationally recognized mental health advocate, will speak at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton Feb. 22.
The Harvard graduate, who began speaking openly in 2012 about his 18-year journey with bipolar disorder, will present his talk titled “Acceptance” from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in room 103 in the Humanities and Technology Center. Hosted by PBSC in partnership with nonprofit group Boca Raton’s Promise, the event aims to raise awareness and educate people about mental illness. … Continue reading Mental health advocate to speak at PBSC Feb. 22
Palm Beach State College students who need mental health counseling now have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The College has partnered with BayCare Behavioral Health to provide broader and more convenient access to counseling and other services for its 49,000 students on five campuses. Through the partnership, students can call 800-878-5470 and speak confidentially to an experienced mental health professional who will listen to their concerns and connect them to licensed counselors in their geographic area. … Continue reading PBSC expands student access to mental health counseling
Palm Beach State College students held a Stand Up to Suicide demonstration today to raise awareness of suicide and to encourage their peers struggling with depression and mental illness to seek help.
The Psychology & Human Services Club co-sponsored the event with the PBSC College-Wide Counseling Center, Walgreens and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They placed 70 backpacks on the ground throughout the heavily traveled Student Commons area on the Lake Worth campus to symbolize the estimated 1,100 college students nationwide who die each year by suicide. … Continue reading Palm Beach State students stand up to suicide