Didi Hirsch News

Helping homeless families heal

Gabriele Gonzalez was living a hard life last winter. She was homeless and addicted to methamphetamine, sleeping in parks and abandoned buildings, unsure where she’d find her next meal. Today, she's headed in a dramatically new direction.

Read about Didi Hirsch's "Project 60: Women and Children" by clicking here.

Didi Hirsch, Metrolink and Metro Renew Campaign to Prevent Holiday Suicide

Fast trains, holiday depression and thoughts of suicide can be a deadly combination. But suicide by train has decreased significantly throughout the Metrolink system since  Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services and local commuter rail officials posted signs with the Crisis Line number (877-727-4747) and the message: "Reach out. There is help."

Read the San Gabriel Valley Tribune article here.

Record Year for Fundraising and Memories

 

Didi Hirsch’s 16th annual Alive & Running Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention had a record year—raising more than $274,000 and providing participants with poignant but life-affirming opportunities to remember and celebrate loved ones lost to suicide.

Dr. Kita S. Curry Interviewed by The Argonaut

Joe Piasecki, Managing Editor of The Argonaut, interviewed Dr. Curry about suicide prevention.

Read the full article here: http://argonautnews.com/a-time-to-talk/

Didi Hirsch Leaders Serve as Expert Witnesses at Assembly Joint Hearing

Didi Hirsch's Medical Director Dr. Curley Bonds and Director of Bereavement Services Rick Mogil served as expert witnesses at a State Assembly Joint Hearing on Law Enforcement Interactions Involving People with Mental Illness on Tuesday, July 29th.

Didi Hirsch supports AB2198

Didi Hirsch supports AB2198, which requires suicide prevention training for mental health professionals.

AB2198 requires:

  • 15 hours of suicide prevention training for those studying to become psychologists, social workers or marriage and family therapists;
  • a one-time 6-hour course for those who are already licensed.

 

Innovative Interventions

Our medical director, Dr. Curley Bonds, recently hosted a talk entitled "Innovative Interventions: Psychiatry in the 21st Century"

Highlights included new technology and new practices being used in the field of mental health.

You can view the talk in its entirety by clicking here.

Didi Hirsch's Annie Ortega on Local Program

Didi Hirsch Program Coordinator Annie Ortega was a guest on the program "The Question Is?" hosted by Anthony Portantino on Sunday, June 15th. The discussion was focused on the challenges that teens and families face.

A New Champion for Our New Wellness Center

Didi Hirsch has just been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Verdugos – Mental Health Fund to partially furnish and equip our new Wellness Center at Glendale Center.  Scheduled for completion in November 2014, the Wellness Center will help low-income and homeless residents affected by mental illness achieve better health, employment, and housing for successful independent living.

Pages

Subscribe to Didi Hirsch News