Key Club members raise awareness of youth mental health issues
Recently members of the High School Key Club helped spread the word about youth mental health issues and the Do It For Daron (DIFD) campaign.
Club members Megan Munley and Olivia Collavo created “Power to the Purple” banners at the Magic Paintbrush Project. The banners were used to promote the DIFD initiative at the Binghamton Pond Festival and a Binghamton Senators hockey game, both held in February. Members of the M-E Key Club also volunteered at the hockey game.
DIFD Power to Purple was formed in honor of 14-year-old Daron Richardson who died from suicide. The initiative, spearheaded by her parents Luke and Stephanie Richardson, helps support young people who suffer in silence from the pain and stigma of mental illness. The grassroots efforts of the Richardsons and Daron’s close friends and classmates, is creating awareness, inspiring conversations and transforming youth mental health.