Bringing People out of Darkness
Into the marvelous light
Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention
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About Our Foundation
The Darnell Deas, Jr. Marvelous Light Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit charitable foundation. It was inspired and created by the Deas Family after suffering the personal loss of their beloved son and brother DJ resulting from suicide. It’s through this heartbreaking tragedy the family decided to rise above the grief and pain and create this foundation devoted to making a difference. We are on a mission to ensure that teens and young adults speak freely and openly diminishing the stigma associated with suicide and mental health.
Bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention in youth and young adults. Inspiring youth to know that they are not alone; their lives are valuable, there is always help and another way out.
The Darnell Deas Jr., Marvelous Light Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in Jacksonville, FL after the passing of Darnell Deas, Jr., in June 2018. The foundations mission is to support families who have been affected by suicide and promote mental health awareness through education and advocacy in children, adolescents, teens and young adults.
DJ'S MARVELOUS LIGHT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Each year four $1,000 scholarships are given to senior high school students countrywide.
RED LIGHT STUDENT CONNECTIONS
Dj’s story of “Trusting the Process”. Helping youth not to be ashamed to seek help.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
In April 2019 we will offer FREE Mental Health First Aid training across the country.
When a loved one passes due to suicide, unforeseen expenses can occur. We can offer assistance.