New York Times: Norman L. Farberow Is Dead at 97; Took Study of Suicide to Academic Fore
New York Times / September 16, 2015
Norman L. Farberow, a psychologist who was a founder of the nation’s first comprehensive suicide prevention center and helped bring the study of suicide into the academic mainstream, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 97.
His death was announced by Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, an organization based in Culver City, Calif., with which Dr. Farberow was long associated.
The day Dr. Farberow died from complications of a fall, was World Suicide Prevention Day. As the Didi Hirsch organization noted in announcing his death, without Dr. Farberow’s work, such a day would almost certainly have not existed.