Didi Hirsch News

Announcing the honorees for Erasing the Stigma!

On the evening of Thursday, April 23, 2015, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will honor these courageous men and women who have helped erase the stigma of mental illness:

Ryan Anderson is an NBA standout and New Orleans Pelicans forward, who became a suicide prevention advocate following the devastating loss of his girlfriend, actress/model Gia Allemand. Ryan will be honored with a Leadership Award.

Didi Hirsch Glendale Celebrates Renovation Project

Didi Hirsch Glendale unveiled its Michael D. Antonovich building during a community celebration on Jan. 21 that drew more than 100 guests including politicians, civic leaders, and mental health providers. The celebration, which included jazz music, Porto’s pastries, tours, speeches and cake bearing the likeness of the facility, honored Michael D. Antonovich, mayor of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, who championed the $1.7 million project.

Sold-Out Comedy and Music Shows Benefit Didi Hirsch

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services was the grateful beneficiary of two sold-out shows this month that raised money and awareness for suicide prevention and community mental health services.

Holidays bring more child depression

For many people, the holidays are associated with joy, family get togethers and celebrations.  "However, for some of our clients in our child and family programs, depression can surface during the holidays, especially in our younger kids and adolescents," says Lyn Morris, Didi Hirsch's vice president of clinical operations.

To read the story, which aired on 89.3 KPCC, click here.

Comedy and Music Raise Money and Awareness

Judd Apatow, the movie producer, director and screenwriter best known for “The Forty-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up” and “This is Forty,” and 17-year-old pop sensation Jacob Whitesides, are each hosting events this month to benefit Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.

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.

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