Didi Hirsch News

A New Champion for Our New Wellness Center

Didi Hirsch has just been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Verdugos – Mental Health Fund to partially furnish and equip our new Wellness Center at Glendale Center.  Scheduled for completion in November 2014, the Wellness Center will help low-income and homeless residents affected by mental illness achieve better health, employment, and housing for successful independent living.

Analysis debunks theory about suicide rates during the holidays

Local data also appears to support the same conclusions.

“If you only look at November and December, it doesn’t appear we have a higher rate of suicides than any other time of the year,” said Sandy Fatland, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office.

Robert Stohr, division director for Didi Hirsch, an area non-profit carrying one of the largest and oldest suicide crisis hotlines in the United States, said call volumes typically fall during the holiday months.

Via Avanta's new Family Wing opens

On Friday November 22nd, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services dedicated “Project 60 Women & Children,” Los Angeles County’s first rapid re-housing program devoted exclusively to homeless women with serious mental illness and their children.

Didi Hirsch on CNN Latino

Division Director of Child and Family Outpatient Programs Adriana Garcia was on CNN Latino discussing the reality of what people go through with negligence and child abuse by family members, and the issue of people who are afraid of reporting it because they don't speak English. Click to watch.


Wellness Center Tours The Village Studios

Didi Hirsch Wellness Center clients and staff had the privilege of visiting a music industry landmark, the legendary Village Studios on Saturday, August 3rd. The Village is owned by Jeff Greenberg, a recent honoree at Didi Hirsch's Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards.

Dr. Kita Curry and Jennie Wyatt Coste on Free Your Mind, KABC 790 AM

Didi Hirsch CEO Dr. Kita Curry and Jennie Wyatt Coste speak about the importance of the growth of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services to serve more people, and the impact of Via Avanta in Pacoima.

Crisis Text Launches for Deaf

To help those in crisis who are deaf, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services' "CrisisText" service has officially launched. The service is available 24/7 and is intended to increase access to support for those who have these special challenges, are in crisis and might be thinking about suicide.

Suicide Prevention Center Featured on FOX 11 News

Members of Didi Hirsch's Suicide Prevention Center and Crisis Line staff were interviewed by FOX 11 News reporter Phil Shuman, reporting on the services that are available for people in crisis.

FOX 11 Los Angeles Interviews Dr. Kita Curry

Phil Shuman of FOX 11 Los Angeles interviews Didi Hirsch CEO Dr. Kita Curry on what might lead someone to violence.

Didi Hirsch's Lyn Morris, MFT and Dr. Curley Bonds on FOX 11 Midday Sunday

FOX 11 reporter and host of Midday Sunday Tony Valdez interviews Lyn Morris, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Curley Bonds M.D., Medical Director of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services about teen suicide, warning signs to look for, and where to get help.


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