Didi Hirsch News

Suicide Prevention's Founding Father Dies on World Suicide Prevention Day

With heavy hearts, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services announces that Dr. Norman L. Farberow, co-founder of its world-renowned Suicide Prevention Center, died September 10 on World Suicide Prevention Day—a day that would not have been possible without him.

"Dr. Farberow changed people’s attitudes toward suicide. He understood that people considering suicide were in terrible pain and how much compassionate listening can help people in distress,” said Didi Hirsch’s President/CEO Dr. Kita Curry.

Alive & Running 2015 PSA

Hear what voice actress Julianne Grossman, our Alive & Running emcee extraordinaire, has to say about the 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on September 27th!

Photos from Erasing the Stigma 2015

Photos from the 19th Annual Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards are now available for browsing, sharing and purchasing:


Comedian Wendy Liebman emceed the event, which included performances by Mary Lambert and The Reverend Shawn Amos. 

The event also featured a moving presentation that included a student, a marketing director, a transit official, a legal scholar and an author who talked about overcoming the stigma of mental illness.

Mary Lambert and a New Generation of Musicians Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By The Reverend Shawn Amos

Mary Lambert: Mental Health Ambassador.

This Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hilton, the Seattle singer will be honored by Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services for her work and bravery in confronting the stigma of mental illness.

Click here to read the full story on Yahoo! Music.

Announcing the honorees for Erasing the Stigma!

On the evening of Thursday, April 23, 2015, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will honor these courageous men and women who have helped erase the stigma of mental illness:

Ryan Anderson is an NBA standout and New Orleans Pelicans forward, who became a suicide prevention advocate following the devastating loss of his girlfriend, actress/model Gia Allemand. Ryan will be honored with a Leadership Award.

Didi Hirsch Glendale Celebrates Renovation Project

Didi Hirsch Glendale unveiled its Michael D. Antonovich building during a community celebration on Jan. 21 that drew more than 100 guests including politicians, civic leaders, and mental health providers. The celebration, which included jazz music, Porto’s pastries, tours, speeches and cake bearing the likeness of the facility, honored Michael D. Antonovich, mayor of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, who championed the $1.7 million project.

Sold-Out Comedy and Music Shows Benefit Didi Hirsch

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services was the grateful beneficiary of two sold-out shows this month that raised money and awareness for suicide prevention and community mental health services.

Holidays bring more child depression

For many people, the holidays are associated with joy, family get togethers and celebrations.  "However, for some of our clients in our child and family programs, depression can surface during the holidays, especially in our younger kids and adolescents," says Lyn Morris, Didi Hirsch's vice president of clinical operations.

To read the story, which aired on 89.3 KPCC, click here.


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