Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches

Hope is Hard Work: Schizophrenia and Resilience- Hakeem Inspires (ep 62)

March 22, 2023 Randye Kaye Season 3 Episode 12
Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches
Hope is Hard Work: Schizophrenia and Resilience- Hakeem Inspires (ep 62)
Show Notes

Hakeem Al-Zayyidi is an Islamic motivational and inspirational speaker. Hakeem is a graduate of Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.

It took Hakeem ten years to obtain his four-year undergraduate degree in Business and Sustainability.

His heroes and those who have motivated him to succeed include Malcolm X, LeBron James, Mohammed Ali, and Elyn Saks.

Hakeem has been dealing with schizophrenia since his early 20s.

The path he has chosen is to highlight the plight, stigma, and stories of himself and others who have mental illness.

His fascination with all that is basketball mirrors his quest to take shot after shot in his mission to speak to the uniqueness of mental illness in this world.


  • Before you share your story, can you tell us what you most want our listeners to learn from you today?
  • What is your mission?
  • Tell us your story - about 10 minutes (we may ask questions as you go)
  • What are your 5 basketballs?
  • Does your Islamic faith help with your inspiration?
  • What do you most want to inspire people to do?

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Randye Kaye - was a morning Radio Personality bringing humor to CT families when her own son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now she is still a Broadcaster, Actress, Voice Talent, Speaker, and Author (Ben Behind his Voices, Happier Made Simple)

Miriam Feldman -  is an artist, writer, and the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia. Her book, He Came in With It chronicles her family's story and was released to rave reviews on July 21st, 2020.

Mindy Greiling - Mindy Greiling was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for twenty years. She helped found the nation's first state mental health caucus, which successfully lobbied for a significant increase in Minnesota's mental health funding Her acclaimed memoir is Fix What You Can.

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