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Julianne Grossman-Deme

Julianne Grossman-Deme

My husband Tibor and I just sold our house and are moving in 2 weeks. We take possession of our gorgeous new home on September 29th, which is not only our wedding anniversary, but also the date of the ‘Alive & Running’ 5k fundraising event for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center. This will be the first time in…what…13 years?...that I won’t be attending the race. And I thought, I don’t have time to fundraise! I’ll just work extra hard next year.

But then I thought: if I’d have completed my suicide attempt, I wouldn’t be celebrating my wedding anniversary to a man I love even more deeply than when we married 6 years ago. I wouldn’t be moving to a new house which has plum, apple, fig, pomelo, navel orange, lime, and peach trees. I wouldn’t be so excited to decorate my stepsons’ new bedrooms, and I wouldn’t be overjoyed at having enough room to host Thanksgiving and Passover dinners with twice as many people that I love!

So I thought, you know what? I have all the time in the world to reach out to you and ask for your generous support of the Suicide Prevention Center. But YOU don’t have all the time in the world—the race is September 29th, and if you’re kind enough to donate any amount, you must take action NOW!

Didi Hirsch’s brand new building on Olympic Blvd in Century City, proudly and boldly proclaiming ‘SUICIDE PREVENTION CENTER’ on its facing, is the first and only one of its kind in the nation, bringing mental illness out from the shadows and into the light. This 14,000 sq. ft. facility will expand support for people who have survived a suicide attempt or loss, and establish a training academy that instructs health professionals how to recognize and respond to warning signs. The new center offers specialized therapy and support, including private pay opportunities for people who have attempted or lost someone to suicide. And, it will have a research and innovation hub.

In 2017, there were 47,173 recorded suicides, according to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. The annual U.S. suicide rate increased 24% between 1999 and 2014, the highest rate recorded in 28 years.

Please, while you’re here, take action now and be a part of this extraordinary organization which truly saves lives. Your donation will make such a difference.

With love and gratitude, Julianne


raised of $3,000 goal

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