Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards will take place in Beverly Hills on April 25.

The Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards is an annual event thrown by Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, a leading non-profit provider of free community mental health and substance use services for children and adults for over 75 years. The agency is also home to the nation’s first Suicide Prevention Center, a national leader in training, research and services.

Expected to attend are Authors Nic Sheff and David Sheff (Honorees, Beautiful Boy), The NFL Players Association, INC. (Honoree), Filmmaker Willam “Michael” Barbee (Honoree, Beyond the Silence film premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2019), Musician Alex Boye (Honoree), Kathy Ireland (Presenter, Supermodel-turned-supermogul, and NFL Players Inc. Board of Directors member), Actor Bill Duke (Presenter, stars in Beyond the Silence), Actor Jack Dylan Grazer (Shazam, also stars as Nic Sheff in Beautiful Boy), Melissa Rivers (Emcee, an advocate for suicide prevention since her father’s death by suicide), NFL offensive tackle Joe Barksdale.

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is one of the nation’s leading providers of community mental health, substance use and suicide prevention services. Dedicated to serving communities where stigma or poverty limits access, the agency has been transforming lives for more than 75 years through its innovative and comprehensive approach to care. Today, Didi Hirsch helps over 120,000 adults and children annually from 10 locations and nearly 100 schools in Southern California.

Didi Hirsch’s 60-year-old Suicide Prevention Center – the first and most comprehensive in the United States – celebrated the grand opening of its new home in Century City in February 2019. The standalone building nearly doubles the number of people answering its 24/7 multilingual Crisis Line, a key member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and offers individual and family therapy for those who need more help than support groups can provide. Each year, the Center trains over 10,000 students, teachers, faith based groups, business people and first responders how to recognize and respond to warning signs. It is also developing certified training for mental health professionals to build a larger network of therapists who know how to aid people in a suicidal crisis.

WHEN: Thursday, April 25th, 2019

WHERE: Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Find out more here.

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