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Julia Asea-Boyle

Julia Asea-Boyle

Dear family, friends,

On Sunday, September 29th Didi Hirsch is hosting the Alive & Running 5k run/walk. 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.

It is hard to believe that it has been 9 year since many of you joined me for my first walk. I formed “Team Julian” named after my son who took his life in April of 2011. With tears streaming down my face devastated from my loss, I took the first step towards turning this tragedy into something positive.

We have been fortunate to see the fruits of our fundraising efforts with Didi Hirsch opening the doors to its first dedicated Suicide Prevention Center in the heart of Century City! The center has a dedicated crisis call center, hosts survivor support groups and has added support groups for teens who have lost a loved one to suicide. This year I was fortunate to attend co-facilitator training for survivor support groups at the new center. Having a bright white sign on a major thoroughfare is a major achievement towards bringing Suicide out of the darkness!

Although many strides have been made, there is still more work to be done. Suicide is a growing problem in the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a survey showing suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, the government report finds.

Please join me in Team Julian’s 9th Alive & Running walk. Let’s continue the work to bring suicide out of the darkness and help those struggling with mental illness and for suicide prevention. Thank you for your continued support and for helping me keep Julian’s memory alive. I look forward to seeing you at the walk.

Help support Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services today!

Love and best regards,


raised of $650 goal

Recent Donations

1. ATAlbert Trundle
Hoping that this brings assistance to those that need.
2. TGTherese Green
Romans 8:26-28
3. NSNina Sen
4. KFKeely Field
Dear Julia, I know Julian watches over you every day and is so proud of how you Turned your pain and extreme loss into activism and working to save the lives of others every day! I’m so proud to walk with you by your side on Team Julian every year and I love you & Julian with all my heart ❤️
5. MHMayumi Hara
I can't wait to walk with Team Julian <3
6. DCDanielle Castillo
Thank you for sharing your story. So happy to honor your family with this small gesture of support.

Team Julian