"Earlier this year, [Officer] Colvin — who also volunteers for the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services suicide hotline — was reassigned to lead the Glendale Police Department's new Mental Health Evaluation Team, which consists of another officer and, starting in October, a Los Angeles County mental health clinician.
Didi Hirsch's 20th Anniversary Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards raised a record-setting $525,000.
"To find out that you guys are now starting something for people who attempted suicide and not letting them be ashamed about it is remarkable" said Melissa Rivers, who was honored with the Beatrice Stern Media Award.
"We have to talk about mental health. We have to talk about suicide. We have to be there for the survivors. I stand here as a proud suicide survivor who wants all mental health to come out of the shadows."