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 since 1942. Today, the agency serves more than 90,000 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 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, Howie Mandel, Kid Cudi, Ronda Rousey and Melissa Rivers.

Join us on Thursday, April 27, 2017 as we celebrate Didi Hirsch’s 75 Years of Service and honor comedian and YouTube star Anna Akana, director Paul Dalio and singer/songwriter Judy Collins for their mental health advocacy. We are also pleased to have Melissa Rivers (who received the 2016 Beatrice Stern Media Award) serve as Emcee.


Event:           2017 Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards
Date:             Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time:             Reception 6pm | Dinner & Program 7-9pm
Location:      The Beverly Hilton | 9876 Wilshire Boulevard | Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Attire:           Business Chic


Laura Ornest

Kita S. Curry, PhD and Peter W. Curry
Charlotte W. Fletcher, PhD and Jeremy B. Fletcher
Linda and Martin J. Frank
Jami and Nikolaus Heidegger
Janine and Henry Lichstein
Laura Ornest and Rick Leslie
Nancy and Miles Rubin
Sara Rutenberg and Andrew Berman

Rudolph I. Estrada
Christopher J. Harrer
Janine B. 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.