Founded in 1958, Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center is the nation’s first and a model for suicide prevention centers across the globe. Our center helped over 100,000 people last year, saving lives throughout the nation and world.
Our curriculum for treating people who have attempted suicide has been shared more than 1,200 times with mental health professionals in 50 states and 30 countries. To download the manual, click here.
No other center offers such a comprehensive array of crisis services, therapy, support and training to such a large number of people. We also participate in leading edge research that is transforming the field and saving lives.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 800-273-8255.
Our multilingual 24/7 Crisis Line is a leading member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and CrisisChat networks. Our crisis counselors also answer calls for Teen Line and the national Disaster Distress Helpline and use Crisis Text to communicate with those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our Suicide Response Team is part of the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Crisis Response Team. We also offer follow-up services for suicidal patients discharged from area emergency departments.
Therapy & Support
People who have attempted suicide or lost a loved one to suicide often find comfort and healing in our specialized support groups held in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties. For those who need more support, our licensed clinicians provide short-term individual and family therapy to help people cope with loss, enhance their resilience and develop strategies to keep themselves safe.
Our training programs in suicide prevention are designed to meet the needs of different audiences. We have special training for first responders, such as law enforcement and FBI agents; medical training for doctors, nurses and other health professionals; clinical training for therapists, social workers, counselors and psychologists; and community trainings for professionals, adults and adolescents.
Suicide Prevention Chat Portal
Click here to chat with a Crisis Counselor: