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Welcome to John Highberger's Page

John Highberger

John Highberger

Thank you for visiting my page.

I am walking for the second year in a row in memory of:

My cousin Mark, my partner's mother Amy, my friend Jerry and an acquaintance of mine, Barry.

I also walk because I have suffered with depression in my life and consider myself one of the lucky ones who did not "cross the line" and commit suicide.

In that same vein, I walk for those who suffer today with depression and thoughts of suicide. If this message helps but one person, I will feel that I have accomplished something for the greater good.

THANK YOU from my heart for your donation, your kind words, and your friendship.

Below is a message from Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services:

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 supporting 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. JHJeffrey Hoffman
John, I'm sorry this didn't arrive before the Walk! You are a champion and hero for raising money for this very worthy cause. We hope you're well and that the Walk was a success! ❤️
2. PRPaul Regan
3. DFDerek Frederickson
4. SMScott Miller
5. ?Anonymous
We are lucky to have the love of those who left us.
6. TRTeresa Rees
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