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Welcome to Chrissie Arrastia's Page

Chrissie Arrastia

Chrissie Arrastia

John was always the life of the party. He was witty, charming, and funny, with the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone. Losing him has been the biggest heartbreak of my life and I am forever changed.

No one could have ever known how much he was suffering inside. He didn't show this or share his pain.

This is why it's so important to raise awareness to this cause and end the stigma associated with suicide and mental health. No one should feel so alone in their suffering. And no one should feel the pain left behind from a suicide loss.

Suicide rates nationwide have risen over 30% among almost every age group, gender, ethnicity and financial status. In 2018, more than 47,000 Americans died by suicide—more than by car accidents or homicide. And for every death by suicide, about 30 people attempt it.

Please join me in honoring and remembering John at Didi Hirsch’s 21st annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on Sunday, Sept. 29.

The event is the only one that supports Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center—the first and most comprehensive in the United States and a national resource for healing and hope. Their doors are open to anyone who has been touched to suicide—regardless of their ability to pay. But they need your help to continue providing their lifesaving services.

Please register, donate, sponsor or volunteer for Alive & Running today.
Your support helps:

- SAVE LIVES by training crisis counselors for our 24/7 multilingual Crisis Line, where calls have quadrupled in the last 10 years;

- STRENGTHEN THE SAFETY NET by teaching more students, teachers, parents, firefighters, police officers and mental health professionals to recognize and respond to warning signs;

- PROVIDE HEALING by offering more therapy and support groups to suicide attempt and loss survivors, and special groups for teens bereaved by suicide;

- ADVANCE THE FIELD by partnering with university researchers developing and testing new programs in suicide prevention.

Founded in 1958, Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center has innovated many of the strategies that are used at other centers around the United States—and world. In response to rising demand, Didi Hirsch relocated its Center to a new building in Century City last year. Since we opened the doors, many people have seen the sign and come in for help.

With your support, we can save more lives! Please register, donate or sponsor today!


raised of $500 goal

Recent Donations

1. JKJerry Kobayashi
2. JAJennifer Alviso
3. MGMonique Grandinetti
Wish I could be with you in person Chrissie but will definitely be there in apirit!!
4. JBJose Bayani
5. AEAlexis Erlbaum
Such an amazing charity!!!
6. CKCristina Kobayashi

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