PEOPLE’s Let’s Talk About It Mental Health Campaign Honored with Erasing the Stigma Award
PEOPLE / April 23, 2020
PEOPLE, along with suicide prevention advocate Talinda Bennington and news anchor Christine Devine were honored
The 24th annual Erasing the Stigma award ceremony had to be held virtually this year due to the new coronavirus, but the focus — on normalizing mental health and suicide prevention — is just as vital as ever.
This year, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, a nonprofit providing mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention services for over 75 years that organizes the Erasing the Stigma Campaign and awards, is honoring PEOPLE magazine for their Let’s Talk About It mental health campaign, along with suicide prevention advocate Talinda Bennington and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Christine Devine.
“I’m deeply committed to erasing the stigma that attaches to you when you lose someone to suicide,” Rivers tells PEOPLE. “After my father [producer Edgar Rosenberg] died when I was 19, I went back to college and people didn’t know what to say to me. I realized then that we have to talk about mental health and suicide prevention.”