On Sunday, September 30, 2018 Teen Line supported Didi Hirsch’s Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention. Alive & Running is an uplifting, life-affirming event that remembers loved ones lost to suicide while raising funds and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.
The Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center is a national and world leader in training, research and services for people who have thought about, attempted or lost someone to suicide. The Center has a 24/7 English/Spanish Crisis Line (1-800-273-TALK) that takes calls from around the United States and is the back-up for crisis centers throughout California, including Teen Line!
Spearheaded by our Board Member Jane McCord, the Teen Line team consisted of friends, supporters, our Teen Line presenter, Bree, and a few Teen Line volunteers. While some members ran or walked in the event our booth received many visitors from attendees. We spoke to people who have lost a loved one to suicide and many thanked Teen Line for being a resource for youth and teens. The day was filled with meaningful conversations, connections and the empowerment to prevent suicide.
We are grateful for the enormous support we receive from Didi Hirsch and are thankful that we were able to support their incredible event.