Did Hirsch cooperates with media to help reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and substance use and to highlight our leadership role in treatment, training and advocacy.
Our experts in mental illness, substance use and suicide prevention can provide accurate background information and quotes for stories that help raise awareness. All inquiries must go through our communications department.
Didi Hirsch answers hundreds of media inquiries each year in its mission to raise awareness and help erase the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness, substance use and suicide.
Didi Hirsch issues media alerts and press releases to raise awareness about relevant issues in mental health, substance use and suicide prevention, our programs, campaigns and fundraising events.
To help keep our communities safe, Didi Hirsch urges reporters to follow established media guidelines in reports about suicide. Key points include:
- Refrain from describing suicide methods or the contents of a suicide note
- Include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number 1-800-273-8255 in stories about suicide
- Say “died by suicide” rather than “committed suicide.”