Range Mental Health Center

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The Range Mental Health Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated behavioral health care services to the citizens of northern Minnesota thereby helping people reach and maintain productive and dignified lives.

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Dustin Damm Memorial



Our son Dustin was diagnosed and struggled with debilitating major mental illness since the age of 17. Dustin was tormented by uncontrolled thoughts that were only decreased with therapy and medications. At the age of 28 Dustin lost his life in a tragic swimming accident, due to his mental illness.

Although his brain was broken, his heart was not. Dustin had a tremendous love for his faith, life, people, friends, animals, and family. For most of Dustin's life he lived in hospitals, as well as at several area group homes. Dustin later learned that living on his own was never easy, and was always filled with special challenges.

It is important for people to know, that major mental illness strikes 1 out of every 50 persons throughout the United States. Sadly other forms of mental illness affect even millions more.

As a tribute to our son and to honor his life, a "Dustin Damm Memorial Walk for Mental Health" will be held yearly in Virginia, Minnesota. We are hoping to raise money to provide public awareness and education about mental health issues in our communities.  Contributions will also be used in RMHC programs to assist area persons with mental illness, for housing assistance, emergencies, and other various special financial needs.  Examples include: (medical co-pay's, utilities, transportation, and other personal needs).

The first "Dustin Damm Memorial Walk for Mental Health" was held in May of 2009 and raised over $14,000.00.  Thirty teams with over 400 team members walked in memory of Dustin, and the thousands of individuals affected by mental illness.

ALL donations remain on the Iron Range to assist those who struggle with major mental illness, and life's every day challenges. If you are interested in making a tax deductable donation, please make checks payable to the: Dustin Damm Memorial Fund, RMHC. If you have any questions about this event, please call Stephanie Hashey at 218-749-2881 ext. 1222. Donations are taken throughout the year.

Jeff & Marci Damm


Please make tax deductable donations to:

Dustin Damm Memorial Fund, RMHC
Range Mental Health Center
P.O. Box 1188
Virginia, MN 55792

Dustin Damm Memorial Fund

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