Didi Hirsch News

Didi Hirsch Set to Lead Expansion of Suicide Prevention Efforts in California

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services' Suicide Prevention Center (SPC) will lead the expansion of key suicide prevention efforts in California, thanks to the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA (http://www.calmhsa.org).

New Grants To Get Excited About

When Didi Hirsch aquired the Glendale Center last year, the time was ripe for reflection on our performance and culture. With a $130,000 grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, we embarked on a capacity-building initiative. We’ll be “working smarter” for our clients following an agency retreat, manager training, and full systems analysis.

Dr. Kita S. Curry Honored by State Senator Curren D. Price, Jr.

Dr. Kita S. Curry, President and CEO of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, was recently  chosen as one of this year's "26 SHeroes from the 26th Senate District" by State Senator Curren D. Price, Jr.  Since 2007, the annual award has paid tribute to women who have made extraordinary contributions to their professions and communities.

Didi Hirsch Holds Community Open House at Glendale Center

Didi Hirsch Community Open House - Glendale Center


Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services held its first open house at its new Glendale Center on August 25th. Prominent community leaders and the general public joined together to tour the facility while learning about mental health services being provided to the Glendale area.



Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has stepped forward to ensure that Glendale and the surrounding communities continue to receive the exceptional care previously provided by financially troubled Verdugo Mental Health. Verdugo commenced a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California on March 25, 2011.

The California Report Radio Show Discusses Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention discussion on The California Report

Recently broadcast on local radio station KPCC 89.3, The California Report dedicated a segment to suicide prevention with interviews from Dr. Kita S.Curry and Didi Hirsch volunteer and survivor Ester Bryant.

Host Scott Schafer focuses on mental health issues and looks at the successful approaches as well as the unmet needs facing Californian communities.

Members of Didi Hirsch survivor group interviewed for E Channel

Didi Hirsch Survivor Group Interviewed


Broadcast on December 8, 2010 and rebroadcast December 9, 2010, Laura Ling's new show features an episode on the increase in teen suicide. Members of Didi Hirsch's Survivors After Suicide  provide insight and knowledge to help prevention efforts.

E! Investigates: Teen Suicide
Teen suicide has been increasing for the past 30 years - E! Investigates will try to discover what may behind the increase in this tragic trend. Hosted by Laura Ling.

No easy answers for cause and effect in the loss of loved ones

No easy answers in the loss of loved ones


The tragic loss of a beloved Los Angeles Unified teacher has left many asking for answers on what triggers a suicide attempt. LA TIMES columnist Sandy Banks spoke at length with Dr. Kita S. Curry on the story of Rigoberto Ruelas. Her article highlights the confusion and questions that remain after a tragic loss.

read the LA TIMES column by Sandy Banks



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