Archives for July 2012

Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group

This email is a reminder that the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center (SPC) offers a support group for people who have survived a suicide attempt or who are struggling with persistent thoughts of suicide. Attached is a flyer about the group. We will be starting a new group in August, so if you know of anyone who may benefit from the group, feel free to share this information with them. Now is the time to enroll in the next group. 
Some basic information about group eligibility is listed below:
·         Potential members must be at least 18 years of age
·         Potential members should live in LA County or Orange County
·         Potential members should show the ability to relate to others and benefit from a group experience
·         Potential members should not be at imminent risk of suicide (individuals whose life may be at immediate risk from self-harm should call our crisis hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 911
·         The support group is free for all members through Prevention and Early Intervention funds from the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health; members do not need to be current DMH or Didi Hirsch clients
·         Potential members can call 1-310-895-2352 for more information about the group intake procedure, if you would like to refer someone to the group and have more questions, feel free to call me to discuss
As a national leader in the field of suicide prevention, SPC strives to implement innovative practices in providing suicide prevention services.  We believe that providing a support group for suicide attempt survivors is one way that we can do this. In 2007, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline formed a Consumer Subcommittee comprised of individuals who had previously attempted suicide to discuss their opinions on what would be helpful to someone who is thinking of suicide.  Many committee members indicated that a support group would be helpful.  SPC offered its first Support Group for Suicide Attempt Survivors in 2011. 
Again, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
Shari Sinwelski, MS/Ed.S.
Director of Program Development
Suicide Prevention Center – Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
4760 South Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Emergency Preparedness Workshop – IN SPANISH

Under 40 & 140: A KPCCTweetUp/Happy Hour for Next-Gen #NPO and #SocEnt’ers

Register for event.


  • Thursday, July 19, 2012
  • Hosted by The KPCC Street Team & The Crawford Family Forum
  • Pasadena, CA

Who: Twitter-savvy, under age-40 social entrepreneurs and young professionals working for nonprofits.

What: A social mixer and real-time Twitter exchange about work/play/collaboration in Los Angeles. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, July 19th, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: 89.3 KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum (474 South Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA)

Dress: Summer casual (think “happy hour” rather than “business drinks”)

Tickets: Please RSVP officially on TicketLeap to reserve your FREE ticket:

Qualifications: Participants must

1) be under the age of 40;

2) have a Twitter account;

3) currently work in social entrepreneurship or for a nonprofit entity.

Contact: The KPCC Street Team @KPCCstreet

ENLA’s new website has launched!

Over here at Shatto office in Koreatown, we are happy to announce the launch of ENLA’s new website! Aside from being very plain, the old “theme” which we were using did not allow us to arrange the website content in an easily readable format. We are now able to much more easily add and manage new content, and we hope it’s more visually appealing as well.


Here are a few new features to check out:

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HEAT ALERT: High temperatures forecasted for San Fernando, Santa Clarita, East San Gabriel and Antelope Valleys

LOS ANGELES – Triple-digit temperatures are forecasted for San Fernando, Santa Clarita, East San Gabriel and Antelope Valleys for today, July 11 through Friday, July 13. The Los Angeles County Health Officer would like to remind everyone that precautions should be taken, especially by those people sensitive to the heat.

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EMD Hot Weather Bulletin

Please see the City of LA EMD July 10, 2012 Hot Weather Bulletin

Santa Monica CERT

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Beginning in August, the City of Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management will be offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) free to anyone 18 years or older that lives or works in Santa Monica.

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Pasadena Fire Department & Altadena Sheriff’s Station Announce a CERT/PERT Training

 Please Join Pasadena Fire Department and the Altadena Sheriff’s Station

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