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Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services transforms lives by providing quality mental health and substance abuse services in communities where stigma or poverty limit access.
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization this year celebrating 70 years of experience providing mental health and substance abuse services in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. A leader in community mental health care, this year over 70,000 people will turn to us for assistance with serious mental health issues. At eleven sites, Didi Hirsch's services range from suicide prevention, crisis intervention, child abuse prevention, and subtstance abuse counseling to a myriad of other services for children, adults, families and older adults. And we share what we have learned: the training of professionals in psychology and other related disciplines has been an integral part of our core values since Didi Hirsch's inception.
Founded in 1958, the Suicide Prevention Center, a program of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, created the first 24-hour suicide prevention crisis line in the nation. Last year, we added a 24-hour Spanish-language line. In addition to the crisis line, which answers more than 50,000 calls each year, our Suicide Prevention Center offers support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Our outreach efforts are educating our community and the public as well as many professional groups, businesses, and schools about suicide prevention and the devastating impact of suicide.