SOURCE: Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

October 21, 2015 11:04 ET

Fans of Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell Can Help Support a Philanthropic Cause by Entering to Win a Walk-On-Role in an Upcoming Film

Every $10 Donation Entry to Benefit the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

CULVER CITY, CA--(Marketwired - October 21, 2015) - Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell and director Andrew J. Cohen are helping to raise awareness and funds for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center by offering a chance for a walk-on, nonspeaking-role in their upcoming New Line comedy film. For each $10 contribution made on https://www.crowdrise.com/amyandwill, participants will be automatically entered to win a day on the set with cast and crew on Nov. 2 and the once-in-a-lifetime experience of being an extra in a major Hollywood film. The campaign runs until noon on Oct. 28, when a winner will be chosen and notified.

Director Andrew J. Cohen-who was an associate producer on The 40-Year-Old Virgin, executive producer of Neighbors and Neighbors 2 and co-producer of Funny People -- sponsored the campaign. He and his wife, Crystal, are longtime supporters of the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.

The winner of the sweepstakes will:

  • Visit the Warner Brothers closed set and be a part of the behind-the-scenes experience on November 2nd
  • Meet the cast including the stars of the film, Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell
  • Receive a walk-on, non-speaking extra role in the movie
  • Get a photo with Director, Andrew Cohen; and stars Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell

"We are extremely grateful for Andrew's support and excited that Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell are part of this innovative campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center," says Lyn Morris, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. "Anything we can do to educate people to recognize and respond to suicide warning signs helps save lives."

More than 41,000 Americans died by suicide and about one million people attempted last year. The renowned Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center -- the nation's first -- answered more than 62,000 calls, chats, and texts in 2014 and has comprehensive programs to help people at risk of suicide and those who have been affected by suicide.

To learn more about the Suicide Prevention Center, click here.

About Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

With more than 70 years of experience, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services transforms lives by providing quality mental health and substance use disorder treatment in communities where stigma or poverty limits access. From 11 locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties and about 100 schools, Didi Hirsch helps more than 90,000 children, families and adults each year.

Founded in 1958, Didi Hirsch's Suicide Prevention Center helps people at risk of suicide, concerned loved ones and those who have lost someone to suicide. The first in the nation to establish a 24-hour hotline, the Suicide Prevention Center answered more than 62,000 calls, chats and texts in 2014. The Center offers support groups for people who have attempted suicide or are grieving a suicidal loss and is one of five in the nation taking calls for the national Disaster Distress Helpline. Learn more at www.didihirsch.org.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Christine Simmons
    LFPR (for Didi Hirsch)
    949-502-6200 ext. 320
    christines@lfpr.com