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Discussion Without Dessert: Mental Health Issues During the Pandemic

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There has been a marked increase in mental health issues during the pandemic. Lyn Morris, Chief Operating Officer of  Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will speak to us about these important mental health challenges during COVID-19.  

About Lyn Morris:

Lyn Morris is a highly accomplished executive leader and licensed therapist with 20+ years of experience. She joined Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in 2000 as a Program Director for Adult Outpatient services. In 2004, she became Division Director for the Suicide Prevention Center and in 2013 she became the Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations. In 2020 she was named Chief Operating Officer.

Lynn is an innovative leader in developing nationwide training and curriculum and influencing public policy, and she is a recognized national expert in suicide prevention. She established the California Suicide Prevention Network (CSPN) in collaboration with ten statewide crisis centers to help build local capacity in suicide prevention. Lyn's passion and dedication to suicide prevention comes from personal experience. She is a survivor of suicide loss, having lost her cousin in 1999 and a close friend in 2004.

For more information, contact DWD Coordinator Dorothy Salkin at 310.475.4696 or

Since we will be together virtually, Dorothy is sharing one of her favorite Passover recipes from her Kosher cooking classes. Dorothy invites you to prepare this  prior to the DWD evening and eat it during Discussion Without Dessert.

Click here to get Dorothy's recipe for Passover Double Flavor Lemon Bars.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

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