The Mary Kay Bergman Memorial Project was founded in
November, 1999, in honor of actress and award-winning voice over star Mary Kay
Bergman as a mental health outreach program for the entertainment industry.
The veteran performer died by suicide after suffering for years with an
untreated anxiety disorder.
Each year, one in five Americans suffer from mental
illness, but stigma and fear prevent many from seeking help. For members of the entertainment industry, concerns about
reputation – both professionally and publicly – can intensify such fears,
sometimes leading to devastating consequences.
The Mary Kay Bergman Memorial Project confidentially
Printed information on mental
Mental health treatment
options and referrals
A direct link to crisis
intervention services by calling (310) 751-5252
An internet website where
entertainment industry professionals can find mental health resources
and other information 24 hours a day
The Mary Kay Bergman Memorial Project is a program of
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center.
Founded in 1942, Didi Hirsch was
the first outpatient mental health center in Los Angeles. Through its 14 sites, Didi Hirsch currently provides services
to over 29,000 people each year. To contact Didi Hirsch Community Mental
Health Center phone (310) 390-6612.
This site is under construction.