Lisa Petrazzolo Joins Didi Hirsch Board

For Immediate Release                                          


Santa Monica Marketing Consultant joins

 Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ Board


LOS ANGELES, Calif.  July 16, 2014–Palisadian resident Lisa Petrazzolo, a public relations and marketing consultant who became interested in mental health advocacy during a family member’s struggle with mental illness, has joined the Board of Directors of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.

“We need to create more awareness around mental illness,” Petrazzolo says. “Individuals who have mental illness or have a family member with mental illness need to know there are resources out there and that they are not alone. It’s time to start talking about it.”

Petrazzolo provides public relations and branding services for lifestyle, fashion and technology companies. Her expertise in branding and social media are welcome assets to the agency as it seeks to engage a new generation of followers and supporters.

Petrazzolo has agreed to co-chair Didi Hirsch’s new branding committee with fellow board member, Shawn Amos, founder of Freshwire. Petrazzolo and Amos also will co-chair Didi Hirsch’s annual “Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards” in 2015.

“Young people have a strong voice and use social media to talk about what they stand for,” Petrazzolo says. “Continuing to build the right support, community and friendships will propel Didi Hirsch into the future.”

Petrazzolo started her career in Washington, D.C. where she interned for Senator John McCain and public relations powerhouse FleishmanHillard. She later joined King World Productions in New York as a senior publicist and then went on to work at Lisa Lori Communications and Violet Communications, which she co-founded. She also served as marketing director at the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s highly successful “Stand Up to Cancer” campaign.

Petrazzolo is married to Emile Gladstone, a movie and television manager and producer. They and their two young children live in Rustic Canyon.


Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services provides mental health, substance use disorder and wellness services to more than 74,000 children and adults in 11 locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties each year. Our Suicide Prevention Center’s Crisis Line has English- and Spanish-speaking counselors available 24/7, is one of five centers nationwide to operate the Disaster Distress Helpline, and offers online emotional support, community training and bereavement support groups for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Learn more at