Norman Farberow

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Norman Louis Farberow
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Farberow at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services' Survivors After Suicide event in Culver City, California, June 27, 2009
Born(1918-02-12)February 12, 1918
Died September 10, 2015(2015-09-10) (aged 97)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Known forA founding father of modern suicidology
Scientific career
FieldsPsychology
Suicidology
InfluencesKarl Menninger

Norman L. Farberow (February 12, 1918 – September 10, 2015) was an American psychologist. He was one of the founding fathers of modern suicidology.[1] He was among the three founders in 1958 of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center, which became a base of research into the causes and prevention of suicide.

Farberow died at the age of 97 on September 10, 2015, World Suicide Prevention Day in Los Angeles, California.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Grad, Onja T. (15 February 1998). Kosky, Robert J.; Eshkevari, Hadi S.; Goldney, Robert D.; Hassan, Riaz (eds.). Suicide Prevention: The Global Context. Springer US. pp. 17–19 – via Springer Link.
  2. http://www.didihirsch.org/suicide-preventions-founding-father-dies-world-suicide-prevention-day