DMAX Foundation Launches ‘Everybody Has Stress Survey’
Industry: Non Profit
The Philadelphia-based non-profit organization wants to know what stress you out, how you deal with stress, and who you can talk to. Take five minutes out of your day to help DMAX Foundation garner stressors in life.
Bryn Mawr, PA (PRUnderground) July 15th, 2019
On July 15, 2019, in service of its focus, to encourage honest everyday conversations about mental health, and in memory of all of the children that have been lost to suicide, DMAX Foundation launched its annual mental health awareness campaign. This year’s campaign is: “DMAX’s Everybody Has Stress Survey,” which asks what stresses you out, how you reduce stress, and who you can talk to about it. Participants have the opportunity to enter the survey referral contest and win an Amazon gift card up to $200 by referring the most people to the survey. The campaign will conclude at midnight on September 2, 2019. Visit DMAX Foundation’s website to learn more and take the survey: www.dmaxfoundation.org/survey
This campaign is supported by Foundation Partner Booz Allen Hamilton; President’s Circle Partner Janssen Research and Development; Platinum Leadership Partner USA Technologies, Gold Leadership Partner Sunwest Trust; Silver Leadership Partners Main Line Health and Devereux Behavioral Health; Silver Survey Sponsor Prudential; and Bronze Survey Sponsor Stradley Ronon. Sponsorship Opportunities are available: www.dmaxfoundation.org/sponsor_summer/
DMAX Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bryn Mawr PA, focusing on providing trusting environments for students to have honest everyday conversations about mental health so they can understand and help each other. DMAX Clubs are currently in operation at Penn State Main Campus, Temple and Drexel Universities, and Elon University in North Carolina. DMAX Foundation’s next steps involve establishing DMAX Clubs at other colleges in the Philadelphia area and the Mid-Atlantic region.
DMAX Foundation also has other events on the Main Line, including a fall “Casino Night” and a Spring educational event.
Jonathan Diehl, Outreach and Administrative Coordinator
PO Box 274
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
About DMAX Foundation
DMAX Foundation is a developing non-profit organization with local roots in Radnor, Pa.
Laurie and Lee Maxwell lost their beloved 18 year old son Dan to suicide when his inner pain became too great for him to bear.
Dan had been plagued with mental and emotional pain for eighteen months, without relief, before he took his life. He tried to get better in every way possible. For 18 months preceding Dan’s passing, he and his family saw physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists, tried medications and dietary changes, and conducted tireless research. One thing the Maxwells were not able to do is speak out. It was too difficult to confide in friends and relatives about what was happening inside their family.
Though their hearts will forever be broken, the Maxwells vowed to turn their and Dan’s tragic journey toward helping countless other families and particularly young people who suffer in silence. Dan’s gift to us all will be to inspire communities to support and embrace those in need so that no one will have to bear such pain, confusion and uncertainty in isolation again.
Thus, the DMAX Foundation was founded to eliminate stigma and encourage safe and caring conversations about mental and emotional issues in our youth.
• We are creating Conversations That Matter and speaking up to combat stigma and negative stereotypes. We are helping friends and family increase understanding and demonstrate compassion for youth suffering from mental or emotional pain.
• DMAX Foundation is starting DMAX Clubs on college campuses. Clubs are environments for all students to get together and talk about how they are doing, how their friends are doing and how they can help each other. The clubs help reduce the sense of isolation and hopelessness for students going through tough times by fostering the recognition that mental health issues should not separate “us versus them” and that all of us occupy a place on the continuous spectrum of mental health. We are all in this together.
The foundation was named after Dan, a 3-sport athlete whose his teammates called him “DMAX.”
Together we light the darkness.