Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Announces New CEO, Lyn Morris, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services (Didi Hirsch), home to the nation’s first suicide prevention center and one of the leading providers of mental health and crisis care for the whole person, named Lyn MorrisLMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) as Managing Director of the 80-year-old organization, efficient June 1, 2022. Ms Morris succeeds Dr. Jonathan Goldfingerwho resigned for personal reasons.

“With her, more than two decades of experience with Didi Hirsch and extraordinary professional abilities, it will be an effortless transition for Didi Hirsch,” mentioned Michel Wierwillechairman of the board of Didi Hirsch.

Ms Morris joined the agency in 2000 as program director for adult outpatient services and has held several positions within the agency, including division director of the suicide prevention center, vice president Principal of Clinical Operations and is currently Chief Operating Officer of Didi Hirschoverseeing all operational, clinical and administrative functions of the agency.

“I am honored to take on the role of CEO of Didi Hirsch. I am grateful for the support of the Board of Directors who entrusted me with the leadership by Didi Hirsch next chapter,” Ms. Morris shared.

Morris is an innovative thought leader who develops training and curriculum nationwide, a frequent conference presenter, and a spokesperson with the media. Morris’ advocacy work with the California secure legislature $38 million statewide suicide prevention funding by leading a Crisis Center Collaborative of 13 California National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Centers.

Didi Hirsch builds on 80 years of impact, dedicated to combating “structural stigma” – laws, policies and practices that treat people with mental health or addiction disorders as inferior. Recently, Didi Hirsch joined the City of Los Angeles and Council Member Raman in proclaiming May Mental Health Means Health Month. This summer, Didi Hirsch is leading the growth of 13 California 988 Crisis Centers toward a successful and equitable launch of 988, the new, easy-to-remember, three-digit number for mental health crisis care. July 16, 2022.

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is transforming lives by providing mental health, addictions and suicide prevention services in our most vulnerable communities across Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

On Didi Hirsch:
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has been a national leader in holistic mental health and crisis care for 80 years. Its first suicide prevention center in the country operates several 24/7 English/Spanish helplines, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline which becomes 988 in July 2022the National Disaster Hotline for those emotionally hurt by natural or man-made disasters, a new line diverting LAPD 911 calls disproportionately connecting young Black and Latino men to care, as well than the Teen line and the LAUSD line. by Didi Hirsch highly specialized experts also offer outpatient therapy and medication management, crisis counseling and support groups for people with suicidal thoughts, attempts or loss, and suicide prevention training for students, teachers, clergy, police and first responders. Didi Hirsch serves nearly 160,000 children, adults and families each year in 10 facilities and more than 75 schools across Los Angeles and Orange counties. Learn more today at www.didi hirsch.org
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