Ronda Rousey is becoming a familiar name in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and in the world of philanthropy at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. Ms. Rousey is an American mixed martial artist and judoka. She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion a title which she successfully defended on February 23, 2013 against Marine Liz Carmouche, as well as the former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion.
Focusing on suicides and accidents on the Metro Blue Line involving pedestrians who ignore and go around gates and other safety warning devices with tragic consequences, Metro officials, suicide prevention experts, passenger safety ambassadors and law enforcement appealed to the public to share responsibility for their own safety.
Officials highlighted the latest Metro efforts to add more safety improvements on one of the busiest light rail lines in the nation and the launch of a new safety awareness campaign.
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services recently honored attorneys Adeola Adeseun, Janie Schulman, Miriam Vogel and Joseph Wyatt, Jr from the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster at a luncheon thanking them for successfully representing the agency pro bono in a 4 year case that ensured the protection of funding bequeathed to Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center.
Honoring the memory of people lost to suicide, the 14th Annual Alive and Running 5K Walk/Run near Los Angeles International Airport raised more than $200,000 for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services' Suicide Prevention Center.
More than 60 percent of California youth ages 17 and younger have been exposed to crime, violence and abuse, which increases their risk of developing mental health conditions, such as behavioral and emotional problems, substance abuse and difficulty functioning in school and the community.
Whole families suffer when parents are deployed for military duty. In response, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded $1.6 M over 4 years to Didi Hirsch to create a program to serve of military families in the Inglewood /South Bay communities. Using techniques that promote resilience and recovery from trauma, Didi Hirsch staff will train therapists throughout the community to provide treatment tailored to the unique mental health needs of military families and their children. The innovative program will be based at Didi Hirsch Inglewood.
It was easy to see why Mr. J was considered one of Los Angeles' most vulnerable homeless people in 2008. An alcoholic and crack cocaine user who also has mental illness, Mr. J had spent more than 20 years on Skid Row, pushing a shopping cart containing all his belongings from one encampment to the next....