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Let's walk a mile for suicide prevention


It has come to our attention, by members of our Sangha, that the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is sponsoring the Ripple Effect:  Walk for Suicide Prevention to raise funds and increase awareness of mental health conditions in the AAPI community.  Mental health is an often stigmatized topic in society today and is one of the leading causes of suicide across all age groups. 


In support of this event, Gardena ABA has setup a GBC Team to enable everyone to walk a mile for suicide prevention.   Through our support, we hope to raise awareness of mental health in our community and to provide an opportunity to reflect on those around us who may need help.

Information about the walk:

When: Saturday, July 16th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Speakers begin at 9:00 AM

Walk will occur anytime between 10:00 - 1:00

Location: Cal State Long Beach, Jack Rose Track

Registration or Donation:

Please register and pay fees direct on the Ripple Effect site and join the Gardena Buddhist Church team during the registration process. ( click here to go to the site)

Note: students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 

Questions - please contact Terri Mitani

mobile: 310-408-4614 or email:

Additional Resources

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)

For members of our LGBTQ+ community please contact the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or visit their website for additional resources.

LA County offers a number of different mental health services for Seniors (60+).   If you or someone you know needs mental health services and/or counseling, call 213-351-7284 or click here for more information