Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is grateful to our Mental Health Heroes who have stepped up to erase the stigma around mental illness, substance use and suicide. Because of your courage, more people are reaching out for help than ever before.


DIDI HIRSCH TRANSFORMS LIVES


Watch this inspiring video about how Didi Hirsch transformed the lives of two generations of women.



FROM THE FRONTLINES


These short videos from the frontlines of the pandemic include Didi Hirsch employees providing tips and advice that anyone can use to improve mental health.





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2020 ERASING THE STIGMA AWARDS



Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is proud to present its 24th annual Erasing the Stigma Awards. A virtual event, this video features our 2020 honorees: PEOPLE and its Editor-in-Chief Dan Wakeford, suicide prevention advocate Talinda Bennington and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Christine Devine. It also includes messages from Didi Hirsch leadership: Christopher J. Harrer, Chair of the Board of Directors and Erasing the Stigma Awards Committee; Kita S. Curry, PhD, President and CEO; and Melissa Rivers, Board member and Awards emcee.



PRESENTERS AND HONOREES



Didi Hirsch Board member Melissa Rivers presents the Beatrice Stern Media Award to PEOPLE’s Editor-in-Chief Dan Wakeford.


CBS Los Angeles anchor Pat Harvey presents the Leadership Award to Christine Devine.


Director of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus presents the Mental Health Ambassador Award to Talinda Bennington.



2020 HONOREES


2020-honorees

Click below for full bios:

Dan Wakeford / PEOPLE
Editor-in-Chief Dan Wakeford created a year-long mental health initiative, “Let’s Talk About It” to encourage readers to engage in conversations about mental health.

Christine Devine
Veteran news anchor with 16 Emmys has covered mental health issues extensively throughout her career with sensitivity and insight.

Talinda Bennington
Suicide prevention advocate launched 320 Changes Direction in honor of late husband, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.


PAST ERASING THE STIGMA HONOREES

 
Anna Akana
Ryan Anderson
Michael Angelakos
William Michael Barbee
Joe Barksdale
Maurice Benard
Lois and Sam Bloom
Born This Way Foundation
Michael Botticelli
Alex Boyé
Terry Bradshaw
Bebe Moore Campbell
Bridget Cantrell, PhD
Rosalynn Carter
Judy Collins
Kid Cudi
Paul Dalio
Chuck Dean
DEAR ABBY
Patty Duke
ER – the television series
Norman L. Farberow, PhD
Carrie Fisher
Maya Forbes
Gary Foster
Tipper Gore
Bonnie Strauss Gould
Jeff Greenberg
Mariette Hartley
Mary Hayashi
John Head
Jennifer Holliday
Anne Hull
Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD
Quincy Jones
Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
Larry King
Gary E. Knell
Mary Lambert
Steve Lopez
Los Angeles Times
Alison Malmon
Howie Mandel
Jamie Masada
Logan Miller and Noah Miller
Christopher Monger
NFL Players Association
Oliver Platt
Dana Priest
Melissa Rivers
Chris Rose
Ronda Rousey
Ambassador Nancy Hirsch Rubin
Elyn R. Saks, JD, PhD
David Satcher, MD
Jilliene F. Schenkel
Nic and David Sheff
Edwin S. Shneidman, PhD
Andrew Solomon
Rick Springfield
Shari and Garen Staglin
Rod Steiger
Darrell and Jordana Steinberg
Beatrice Stern
Ross Szabo
Natasha Tracy
Shelby Tweten