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Literary Agent Will Lippincott Joins Board of Directors of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
November 15, 2019
Culver City, Calif. — Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is proud to announce that Will Lippincott, a literary agent at Aevitas Creative Management who specializes in politics, narrative non-fiction, current events, history and memoir, has joined its Board of Directors.
Lippincott represents many leading American thought leaders and scholars, including journalists at The New York Times, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Economist and NPR.
He wrote a widely shared article in The New York Times in 2015 about losing his father to suicide, his own struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide, and the successful adoption of a new therapy. He often speaks with clinicians and consumers about how people can find the tools to improve the quality of their lives.
“While losing my father to suicide was devastating, I also attempted suicide when I was a gay teen, which is why I am so interested in advocating for LGBTQ youth who are at high risk for substance use and suicide,” Lippincott says. “I am thrilled to serve on the Board of Didi Hirsch, which provides culturally sensitive mental health, substance use and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth and adults throughout Los Angeles.”
Before he joined Aevitas, Lippincott served as Chief Operating Officer of True Blue Media, a digital media company. He worked as an agent and founding partner of the New York literary agency Lippincott Massie McQuilkin for 13 years. Prior to becoming an agent in 2003, he was publisher of strategy+business magazine and a business development director at the global consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton; publisher of The New Republic; and book publishing director at The New Yorker.
“I am pleased to welcome Will to the Board of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services,” says Board Chair Christopher J. Harrer. “His professional work as a literary agent and his personal experience with suicide make him a thoughtful and passionate advocate for suicide prevention.”
Lippincott is also a founding board member and present board secretary of the media watchdog organization Media Matters for America. He has served on the boards for American Bridge 21st Century, Words Without Borders, and BOMB Magazine.
He lives in West Hollywood.
About Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has provided free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services since 1942. Dedicated to serving communities where stigma or poverty limits access, Didi Hirsch helps more than 120,000 children and adults from 10 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties each year.
Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center is the nation’s first and an international leader in training, research and crisis services. Our Center was the first to provide 24/7 crisis counseling and has been a leader in innovating new strategies and programs for people in crisis since 1958. Our multilingual crisis line answered more than 100,000 calls and chats nationwide in 2018. We are one of two crisis centers in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network that offers 24/7 Spanish coverage. We are one of three selected for the national Disaster Distress Helpline. Learn more at www.didihirsch.org.