Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services gets $1M for suicide prevention program

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has announced that it was awarded a $1 million grant to expand its suicide prevention program, which provides services to young people under 24 and their families, including crisis intervention, therapy and support, as well as training and education.

The grant came from the Everychild Foundation, made up of more than 200 women who, annually, each donate $5,000 to fund a single $1 million grant to launch or expand a project that eases suffering of local children. It’s the 19th annual grant awarded by the foundation, which has given more than $17 million to help Los Angeles area children and their families in need since 2000.

“With its generous support, the Everychild Foundation has made a commitment to one of the most stigmatized and neglected health risks facing youth and young adults’ suicide,” Dr. Kita Curry, CEO of Didi Hirsch, said. “The suicide rate doubled among 10- to 14-year-olds in the last decade, and it is the second-leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds. Thanks to the Everychild Foundation, in our new Suicide Prevention Center, we will have the room and tools needed to expand services for this vulnerable group.”

Read the full article: Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Gets $1M for Suicide Prevention Program (MyNewsLA.com)

November 19th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

The four questions to ask before choosing a financial advisor, according to Lido Advisors’ Greg Kushner

As the senior managing director of a financial advisory firm, Lido Advisors’ Greg Kushner knows there’s no such thing as free financial advice. Smart investors ask questions, especially about how their advisor makes money. The Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama estimated Americans lose a whopping $17 billion a year as a result of overpaying on investment products that they buy based on conflicted advice.

Kushner says there are four questions to ask before choosing a financial advisor.

Read the full article: Four Of The Most Important Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Financial Advisor (Forbes)

September 24th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

Saban Community Clinic offers free vaccines for back-to-school season

The Saban Community Clinic offered free vaccines for low income and uninsured families just in time for the start of school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The Saban Community Clinic hosted a daylong vaccination drive, located at 5205 Melrose Avenue.

Read the full coverage:

Free vaccinations offered Monday at Saban Community Clinic in Hollywood (FOX 11)
Hollywood Clinic Offers Free Vaccinations Ahead of LAUSD School Year (KTLA)
LA clinic offering free vaccinations for children, adults (ABC)

August 13th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lido Advisors’ Greg Kushner’s field guide for managing fear in a volatile market

According to Lido Advisors’ Greg Kushner, we are all worried about managing risk in our portfolios, and it’s not just a baseless concern.

“This year we have seen more volatility than we have since the financial crisis,” he says. “Just look at the soaring CBOE Volatility Index (VIX, aka the fear index). Even more concerning is that this volatility may continue, making potential investors queasy about their participation in the equity markets.”

Lido Advisors thinks investment advice should go beyond just wealth management and into a bit of life coaching. “The first thing I do is sit down with a client and drill down into their current situation.”

Read the full article: Keep Your Composure (And Clients): A Field Guide For Managing Fear In A Volatile Market (Forbes)

June 29th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |