Derek Blahut for The Blues Project

On January 2nd, 2018 our beloved Derek Kyle Blahut passed away at the age of 22. The Blahut family appreciates each and everyone that has reached out and gave their love, support and condolences. Derek was compassionate, smart, had a great love for sports and his family. 

Derek Kyle's family and closest friends thought it would be most beneficial and appropriate if we created a donation not for the family but for a charity closest to their hearts. The donation chosen by the family is The Blues Project at Cal State Northridge. The Blahut's are CSUN Alumni, current and future students and would love to give back to their community. 

Information on The Blues Project: 
It is a peer education program dedicated to raising awareness about depression and it's link to Suicide. It is comprised of 60 students who have had their own experiences as loss survivors, surviving suicide, and are still struggling with mental health. This group of students speak to other students about warning signs of depression, reducing the stigma of getting help, and resources in the community for treatment. The students reach approximately 8000 students each semester and host a weeklong event each year titled Beat the Blues Week. The large event is comprised of guest speakers, interactive workshops on various subjects related to mental health and always ending with a candlelight vigil to recognize lives lost by Suicide.  

For more information on The Blues Project please visit:

** Any donation, no matter how big or small, will be greatly appreciated by Derek's family. Mental Health not only impacted the Blahut's but it impacts so many others as well. Let's give a chance to help others in our community. Please and thank you!

*** Funeral Service INFO:
Saturday January 27, 2018 at Eternal Valley Memorial Park - 23287 North Sierra Hwy Newhall 91321

Viewing 12-1pm
Services 1-2
Burial 2-2:30

After Burial: Celebration of Life at Blahut Residence in Granada Hills


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