Hope & Light: The Capital Campaign for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

A training academy for mental health professionals and specialized services for children affected by suicide will be available at Didi Hirsch’s 60-year-old Suicide Prevention Center this Fall after staff moves into the new building at 10277 West Olympic Boulevard in Century City.  

"She took the loneliness away."

Crying uncontrollably for hours. Struggling to catch a breath. Pulling out her own hair. Magalie Alvarez, who had suffered mental and sexual abuse as a child, struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. But the 22-year-old professional Muay Thai fighter scared herself recently when she started thinking about driving her car off the freeway.