Didi Hirsch Saves 12-Year-Old Girl After Suicide Attempt
Two hours into her daily shift as a crisis line counselor, Maria received a chat message from a desperate 12-year-old girl. Anxious, depressed and alone, Janna had swallowed a bottle of her mom’s prescription meds but regretted it 15 minutes later. Maria quickly and calmly developed a rapport with Janna, gained her trust and sent help to Janna’s home. A short time later, Janna was found on the bedroom floor barely conscious, her cell phone used to reach out lying next to her.
We saved Janna’s life.
Didi Hirsch was there the moment Janna reached out and communicated in the mode kids and teens prefer today – anonymous chat or text. If not for our extensive experience as one of the original Crisis Chat providers for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and our focus on no-wrong door access, help may not have arrived in time.
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Your investment will ensure trained and caring staff and volunteers are available to provide quality mental health, substance use and suicide prevention services to those most in need. Throughout the pandemic, Didi Hirsch has remained steadfast in our commitment to provide lifesaving healthcare to children, families and adults.
Your gift to Didi Hirsch will save and transform lives.
Your support will ensure that we can maintain the highest standards of care so children like Janna can count on us when they need help. Please make a donation today!