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Dr. Edwin S. Shneidman passes at 91 - IN MEMORIAM by Dr. Kita Curry

Dr. Edwin S. Shneidman by Dr. Kita Curry


Renowned pioneer in the field of suicidology and co-founder of our Suicide Prevention Center, Dr. Edwin S. Shneidman died at home on May 15th.

Dr. Kita S. Curry receives Evis Coda Award for Building Hope For Families

Dr. Kita S. Curry receives Evis Coda Award

President and CEO receives award from the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic to honor her for her outstanding contribution in the field of children's mental health.  The Awards ceremony featured a luncheon– guests were treated to a raffle.  

Congratulations Dr. Curry!


Time.com covers increased need for suicide prevention

Time.com covers need for suicide prevention

Feb 9, 2009

Time.com writer Ken Stier quotes Didi Hirsch President/CEO Dr. Kita Curry discussing the recent surge in calls to the Suicide Crisis line in the February 9 edition of the online magazine. Read about it here. A  PDF printout is available here.


Didi Hirsch experts give testimony on mental health consequences of financial crisis

Didi Hirsch experts testify on mental health and financial crisis


With the recent financial downturn, several news organziations have turned to Didi Hirsch experts to comment on the trends, and for clues on how to recognize suicidal behavior.

Ester Bryant, Didi Hirsch volunteer, is featured nationally on Univision's Aqui y Ahora

Didi Hirsch volunteer Ester Bryant featured on Univision's Aqui y Ahora


Ester Bryant, who lost her 13-year-old son to suicide, told her story on Univision's Aqui y Ahora program, which was televised nationally.

KPCC 89.3 FM features Didi Hirsch as a part of its 2-day mental health coverage

KPCC 89.3 FM features Didi Hirsch


Air date: May 21-22, 2008

KPCC feature Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center ina two-day mental health special. Click hereto listen to the May 21 piece about depression and suicide. Click here to listen to the May 22 piece about veterans and post-traumatric stress disorder.


South Korean Army Chaplains Visit Covered by Local Media

South Korean Army Chaplains Visit Didi Hirsch


The South Korean Army brought a delegation of Army Chaplains to visit Didi Hirsch on October 10, 2007.  The visit was featured in the Korean Times, the Korea Daily News and the Los Angeles Times.



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