I am supporting DMAX Foundation - a mental health related non-profit for college students. Please help DMAX achieve its goal by donating and sharing with family and friends by December 31, 2017.
DMAX's mission is to address the mental and emotional challenges faced by students on college campuses throughout the nation. (www.dmaxfoundation.org)
Many students don't tell anyone how they are doing, or ask for help, due to stigma, overcrowding at counseling centers and lack of resources. But students want to talk to their peers.
DMAX Foundation is making a difference and helping to improve the lives of college students by creating student-led mental health-related clubs (DMAX Clubs) for students to talk with each other about how they are REALLY doing, how their friends are doing and how they can help each other...by having Conversations That Matter.
Co-founders, Lee and Laurie Maxwell, started the Foundation when they lost their son Dan Maxwell to suicide in 2013. Dan was a Radnor High School National Honor Society member and a three sport Varsity athlete.
The American College Health Association found that during the most recent 12 months:
*Over 60% of students have felt overwhelming anxiety.
*Over 38% of students have felt so depressed that they can not function.
*Over 10% have seriously contemplated suicide.
The Foundation currently has 3 clubs created - at Elon University, Drexel University and Temple University. The goal is the creation and support of 4-6 DMAX Clubs at Universities in the Philadelphia (and Penn State) area by year end 2018.