Center Announces Suicide Prevention as New Site’s Mission
Mental Health Weekly / February 18, 2019
“As they looked for a new Los Angeles location for an expanded Suicide Prevention Center, leaders at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services vowed they would not enter a new area quietly.
“We had a list of criteria for a building, and first we wanted to be on a highly traveled street,” Didi Hirsch President and CEO Kita Curry, Ph.D., told MHW. “We’re committed as an agency to erase the stigma associated with mental illness in general.” Therefore, when Didi Hirsch formally unveiled the Suicide Prevention Center’s new location adjacent to Center City earlier this month, the dedication showcased a monument sign on the property declaring the facility’s full name and purpose. Curry says she has never seen another building in the country where suicide prevention is so prominently advertised.”