Being Aware.
Creating Awareness.
One step at a time.


To INCREASE awareness of the signs and symptoms indicating a mental challenge/crisis through training and education and

To RAISE awareness that recovery is possible by sharing resources and stories of resilience. 

The first step begins with us...

Meet the Founder

Deborah Marini


Owner/Director of The Awareness Impact LLC,

Mental Health First Aid Certification Instructor, & Mom

After earning her BA in Sociology, Debbie has worked as a Behavioral Therapist, Real Estate Broker/Salesperson, co-founder of the charity Jersey Shore Miles of Smiles, and most recently earned her certification as a Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor. The Awareness Impact was born as a result of this certification, her career background, and various life experiences which influenced her perception of mental illness. Debbie’s hope is that through The Awareness Impact LLC and the Mental Health First Aid Program it will be a  resource for those suffering from a mental challenge as well as those searching for an understanding. 


Debbie currently spends her time between Florida and New Jersey with her husband and dog. She is a proud mother of three, two of whom are certified in YMHFA. As a mother of two daughters currently working with youth, as well as a son attending college, Debbie is able to offer many real-life examples to create realistic, engaging, and effective certification courses. 


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