D.I.F.D. is a youth-driven initiative focused on raising awareness and inspiring conversations about youth mental health. Created by friends and family of Daron Richardson who lost her life to suicide at the young age of 14, D.I.F.D. is inspired by hope for a future where young people will reach out for help without fear or shame. D.I.F.D. supports programs and initiatives aimed at transforming youth mental health.
Inspiring conversations -- raising awareness -- transforming youth mental health
On November 12th, 2010, Daron Richardson took her own life. She was just 14 years old. The community reached out compassionately and joined us in inspiring conversations and showing support not only for Daron Richardson’s family, but for all our young people who suffer in silence from the pain and stigma of mental Illness. On February 8th, hundreds of schools and organizations registered to wear Purple (Daron’s favourite colour).
Stay tuned for details about Power to the Purple in February of 2013.
If you wish to plan or report a new group fundraising activity in support of D.I.F.D., please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 613-722-6521 x 6322.
Thank you for your interest and support.