Alive Together: United to Prevent Suicide
After 20+ years of Alive & Running, we’ve reimagined our annual event to support survivors of suicide attempts and loss with even more impact than ever before! Please join us for Alive Together, a virtual and in-person event on Sunday, November 14 to raise global awareness about suicide and to support Didi Hirsch’s world-renowned Suicide Prevention Center.
Participants will gather with their teams at Exposition Park near USC and the Memorial Coliseum or virtually (in their own neighborhoods around the world) to walk 2,160 steps (about 1 mile) for each of the 2,160 people lost to suicide each day worldwide.
The in-person event will include an EXPO with inspiring speakers, memorial quilts, memory trees and some new community building activities to support survivors. We will also have exciting integrated digital engagement activities so everyone who wants to support our event and suicide prevention can participate.
Stay tuned for more updates on how you and your loved ones can get involved. Please mark November 14 on your calendars. We will look forward to having you with us as we gather Alive Together: Uniting to Prevent Suicide!
Mental Health Is Health Experience
The Mental Health Is Health experience live-streamed Wednesday, May 26, 2021 as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. It conveyed the theme of our focus of work—ensuring that mental health and physical health must be treated equally. This means equal access to and payment of healthcare whether someone has asthma or ADHD, diabetes or depression, breast cancer or bipolar disorder.
Alive and Running 5K for Suicide Prevention
Alive & Running is an uplifting, life-affirming event that remembers loved ones lost to suicide while raising funds and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.
Our 22nd Alive & Running 5K for Suicide Prevention in September 2020 was a virtual event that raised $448,000 for our lifesaving suicide prevention services. More information about our 23rd annual event in September 2021 is coming soon.
Erasing the Stigma Awards
Over 25 years ago, Didi Hirsch launched a movement to erase the stigma of mental illness by hosting an annual event that recognized those with the courage to speak about their personal mental health challenges. Today, people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences talk openly about mental health – demonstrating the great strides made to erase the interpersonal stigma
of mental illness.