Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is a nonprofit mental health agency that has been providing free mental health, substance use and suicide prevention services to people in poverty for 75 years. Today, the agency serves more than 100,000 children and adults from 11 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

In 1997, Didi Hirsch launched the Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards by honoring Tipper Gore for helping to erase the stigma of mental illness and has since recognized dozens of artists, authors and advocates who have used their voices to inspire hope and increase support for mental health care. Past participants include Quincy Jones, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Dustin Hoffman, Annette Bening, Carrie Fisher, former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Terry Bradshaw, Kid Cudi, Ronda Rousey, Melissa Rivers and Judy Collins.

Join us on Thursday, April 26, 2018 as we honor brave leaders who have helped erase the stigma of mental illness.

We created a video series dedicated to ending the stigma of mental illness. To view stories of hope, click here.

Event: 2018 Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: Reception 6pm
Dinner & Program 7:00-9:30 pm
Location: The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Attire: Business Chic


Event Chair
Laura Ornest

Vice Chair
Christopher J. Harrer

Leadership Co-Chairs
Kita S. Curry, PhD and Peter W. Curry
Charlotte W. Fletcher, PhD and Jeremy B. Fletcher
Linda and Martin J. Frank
Mimi and Carlos E. Garcia
Janine and Henry Lichstein
Warren and Gail Kamer Lieberfarb
Laura Ornest and Rick Leslie
Nancy and Miles Rubin
Sara Rutenberg and Andrew Berman

Event Committee
Janine Lichstein
Lisa Petrazzolo
Sara Rutenberg
Cheri Renfroe Yousem


For more information, please call 310-659-5517.
Learn more about Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services at didihirsch.org.