DMAX Foundation is in the news! Check out interviews, articles and other media that features DMAX Foundation and DMAX Clubs. 



Check out DMAX Foundation’s Fall 2017 Newsletter for news and updates: DMAX Fall 2017 Newsletter



President of DMAX Club at Elon, Ashley Jacks, was interviews on Elon Local News Morning Show during National Suicide Prevention Week. In her interview, she talks about DMAX Clubs and plans for outreach and events at Elon University. 



Check out DMAX on Temple University Radio WHIP. Executive Director Laurie Burstein-Maxwell talks DMAX at Temple:



DMAX’s Co-founder and Executive Director, Laurie Burstein-Maxwell, was interviewed by John Ricchuiti for Mainline TV in August.

DMAX’s board member, Alec Elmore, was also interviewed for Mainline TV. Alec talks about his history with DMAX and his passion for mental wellness. As a parent of a college student, Alec touches on the importance of DMAX Clubs on college campuses and on having Conversations That Matter with one’s kids. Alec discusses DMAX’s Summer Campaign, Creating Conversations That Matter, and how the Conversation Starters can be used to facilitate Conversations That Matter, so loved ones do not have to hide how they are really doing and feeling.

Listen to Lee and Laurie on Open To Hope‘s podcast:

Reducing Mental Health Stigma: Lee and Laurie Burstein-Maxwell 

“Lee and Laurie Maxwell lost their beloved 18 ­year­ old son, Dan to suicide after 18 months of severe depression. Grief stricken, they founded DMAX Foundation with the primary initiative to create 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.”

On April 3, Retired Sergeant Kevin Briggs speaks at DMAX Foundation annual educational event “It Takes a Caring Community” at the Shipley School in  Bryn Mawr.

Sgt. Briggs saved over 200 people from jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Read the Main Line Media News Article here:

DMAX delivers straight talk on choosing life

DMAX and Mainline School Night draw more than 300 to hear Patrick Kennedy discuss mental health.  Mainline Media News

Listen to Dan Gottleib from WHYY discuss the stereotypes of mental illness and talk with a Lee and Laurie, as well as a writer who have come out of the darkness to advocate against the stigma of mental illness.  Listen

Kennedy to speak at Bryn Mawr College –

On September 21, 2014, our founders Lee and Laurie Maxwell were interviewed on Brad Segal’s radio show on WOGL 98.1fm.  Listen here:

On August 21, 2014, this article about DMAX Clubs and DMAX Foundation was published on

On March 29, 2014, The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote a powerful article about the founding of DMAX Foundation:

If you see DMAX Foundation covered in the news, please let us know.

Main Line Unitarian Church gave us a nice mention in their monthly newsletter:

June Offering Outreach
This month’s Offering Outreach recipient is the DMAX Foundation. The mission of the DMAX Foundation is to eliminate stigma and encourage safe and caring conversation about mental illness and emotional pain in young people. DMAX Foundation was created by Lee Maxwell and Laurie Burstein-Maxwell, of Bryn Mawr, in memory of their son Dan Maxwell, who took his life last summer at age 18 after a prolonged struggle with depression. The foundation strives to reduce the sense of isolation and hopelessness of those suffering, by fostering the recognition that mental health issues should not separate “us versus them,” and that all of us occupy a place on the spectrum of mental health. 

The foundation initially will focus on college-aged students, but in the future may devote additional resources to younger students and adults. The centerpiece of its approach is the development of DMAX clubs in colleges, where the motto is “Friends helping friends,” and where contact, conversation, activity planning, and interaction among students all along the mental health spectrum is expected to be the driving force to reduce stigma and isolation.


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