DMAX Students Speak! Series Launch!

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DMAX Students Speak! is an ongoing monthly virtual event featuring college students sharing their mental health journeys and talking about how DMAX Clubs strengthen mental health on college campuses. During this time of change and uncertainty, these clubs are helping students stay connected, encouraging them to help each other so they realize they are not alone in their struggles.

Bryn Mawr, PA (PRUnderground) May 22nd, 2020

DMAX is proud to announce the launch this week of DMAX Students Speak!, the exciting first episode of our new virtual mental health storytelling series. On Thursday, May 28th, speakers Ari Hagarty (Susquehanna University) and Caitlin  Allen (Penn State University) will share their personal mental health stories and discuss the need for and the impact of DMAX Clubs on their college campuses. You will also hear about how these clubs are meeting the ever-increasing mental health needs of students that face social isolation due to Covid-19.  Founder of What’s Your Story (, Robin Shumer will guide the event and the storytelling.

During this time, 80% of college students are reporting that COVID-19 is negatively impacting their mental health. More than ever, young people need all support to maintain mental health and well-being. When student storytellers speak freely about their personal stories, they benefit by sharing how they are really doing with others and listeners realize they are not alone in their struggles. The program is open to the general public as well as students. Join us and engage in a moving evening with them.

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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.

Event Details:

DMAX Students Speak! Series

May 28th, 2020

6 pm – 7 pm EST

DMAX is grateful to the supporters that enable us to continue our work including Foundation Partner Janssen Research and Development,  Knewstub Foundation,  Halliburton Charitable Foundation, Phillies Charities, FM Kirby Foundation; Gold Leadership Partners Booz Allen Hamilton and Prudential; and Silver Leadership Partners Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, HLS Therapeutics and Mainline Health Systems and other corporate and individual supporters. 

About DMAX Foundation

DMAX Foundation is a non-profit located in Philadelphia focusing on young people and mental health. Our mission is to create connections and conversations that matter to strengthen mental health and emotional well-being for young people.

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