DMAX Foundation Applauds Booz Allen Hamilton for Its Year-Long Mission Partnership
DMAX Foundation applauds Booz Allen Hamilton for its support as a Foundation Partner throughout 2019 for its college mental health-focused DMAX Clubs.
Bryn Mawr, PA (PRUnderground) January 2nd, 2020
DMAX Foundation is pleased to announce that Booz Allen Hamilton has been a Foundation Partner throughout 2019. Early in the year, Booz Allen Hamilton provided $30,000 in support of DMAX Foundation’s mission to create connections and conversations that matter to strengthen mental health and emotional well-being for young people. DMAX does this through the establishment and support of DMAX Clubs on college campuses. The clubs provide environments for students to get together and talk about how they are doing, how their friends are doing and how they can help each other.
According to Laurie Burstein-Maxwell, Executive Director of DMAX Foundation, ”Booz Allen Hamilton has been there for DMAX since 2016 when DMAX conferred its first annual Leadership Award to Executive Vice President Joe Sifer at our educational event ‘Facing down the stigma of Mental Illness in the Workplace and in Life’. Joe received the award for his “Outstanding leadership in making emotional health in the workplace’. Through Joe, Booz Allen has been a steadfast partner of DMAX and our work to help address the mental health crisis on college campuses via DMAX Clubs there. We couldn’t have gotten this far in our ability to positively impact the mental health of college students without the support of Joe and Booz Allen Hamilton. The company has helped us in other ways as well, by nominating Rob O’Brien as a board member in 2018, and Patricia Porter in 2019 and by offering the support of employees to help with DMAX Clubs and marketing and grant writing”.
DMAX Foundation is hosting its 6th annual Educational Event “Self-Esteem: Mind, Media and MIrrors on April 16, 2020, at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr with keynote speaker supermodel Emme. During 2019, DMAX Foundation established 4 new DMAX Clubs in the Philadelphia and surrounding regions. In 2020, DMAX intends to establish additional new clubs within 2 hours of the Philadelphia region. The clubs help reduce the sense of isolation and hopelessness for students who may be suffering from mental or emotional issues.
DMAX addresses a significant unmet need on college campuses where those suffering from emotional concerns often can’t or don’t seek counseling services because of stigma, overcrowding, and lack of resources, often leading to tragic results. Research shows forty percent of college students with a mental health condition don’t talk about it or use college mental health services. DMAX Clubs encourage students to share with their peers what is going on for them, so they can help each other and realize that they are not alone in their struggles. When students break the silence about emotional struggles, they can help decrease the tragic results that too often occur when they keep their emotional pain to themselves.“
“We are so grateful to Joe Sifer and Booz Allen Hamilton for caring about mental health in general, in the workplace, and for college students, their next generation of employees”. – Dr. Laurie Burstein-Maxwell, Executive Director and Co-Founder
Jonathan Diehl, DMAX Club Outreach and Program Coordinator
PO Box 274
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
About DMAX Foundation
DMAX Foundation\’s mission is to create conversations that matter to strengthen mental health and emotional well-being for young people. The Foundation is creating DMAX Clubs on college campuses for students to get together and talk about how they are doing, how their friends are doing and how they can help each other.