Episode 4 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features Joe Trolian, Executive Director of the Richland County (Ohio) Mental Health & Recovery Services Board
Episode 4 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed Joe Trolian, the Executive Director of the Richland County (Ohio) Mental Health and Recovery Services Board to talk about the local landscape of mental health, the Board’s partnerships and some exciting things in store for the local community. This groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind weekly talk show program talks about mental health and creates awareness of mental health issues.
MANSFIELD – Jeff Heck looks at his work with 33 Forever Inc. as “kind of my therapy.”
“We’re trying to make something good out of something bad,” the Mansfield attorney said.
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was founded by the family and friends of Danielle Leedy, the daughter of Heck and wife Donna. She was described as a vibrant, strong professional young woman, who lost a long battle to chronic depression in February of 2019.
33 Forever was created to honor Dani’s life and to impact the lives of those affected by depression, anxiety and their related disorders, including suicidal thoughts.
Losing a child is an unimaginable pain for any parent.
But when Donna and Jeff Heck lost their daughter to suicide at age 33, they turned their pain into purpose.
We got a chance to chat with the couple about their non-profit 33 Forever.
33 Forever – The Legacy of Danielle Leedy – ImpactHealth, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Danielle “Dani” Leedy lit up every room she entered. Her dazzling smile, boisterous personality and infectious laugh drew people to her. From the time she was a teen, she went out of her way to help people in need – to the point of bringing in people off the streets to live with her family. She had a way of making people feel special, and exuded a confidence that matched her accomplished professional life. “A force” is how her stepfather Jeff Heck describes her.
Episode 3 of “Sparking the Conversation,” Features 33 Forever Friend, Taylor Youngpeter, And Her Own Story of Survival and Hope
In Episode 3 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, Donna and Jeff welcomed our new 33 Forever friend, Taylor Youngpeter to tell her special and inspiring story of her own stuggles and surviving and thriving. Taylor's story is one that many can relate...
Episode 2 of “Sparking the Conversation” Introduces The Mission of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
Episode 2 of “Sparking the Conversation,” featuring 33 Forever, introduced to our audience the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. Tony Coder, the OSPF Executive Director, joins Donna and Jeff for conversation about the organization, what it does, its suicide...
This week, a brand new TV talk show called "Sparking the Conversation," featuring 33 Forever premiered this week in Mansfield, Ohio on WMFD-TV. This groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind program talks about mental health and creates awareness of mental health issues. The...
First-ever 33 Forever Mental Health Awareness Birthday Walk Scheduled for May 22 in Downtown Mansfield
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 33 FOREVER MENTAL HEALTH BIRTHDAY WALK! May is the month of Dani’s 36th Birthday and the start of Mental Health Awareness Month. Since Dani is not physically with us to celebrate, we are doing it for her with our first- ever 33 Forever...
Donna Heck and Jeff Heck, of the Mansfield-based mental health nonprofit 33 Forever Inc., have been named to statewide boards supporting mental health issues in Ohio.
Donna Heck, 33 Forever’s president, has been named to the board of directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio.
Jeff Heck, 33 Forever’s board chair, was recently selected to the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Board.
By Zach Tuggle, Mansfield News Journal (Link to News Journal original story) MANSFIELD - Rays of light broke through the clouds to illuminate the Westbrook Country Club just as dozens of friends and family gathered last week in memory of Danielle Leedy. They were...
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