Didi Hirsch Hosts 17th Annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention

Didi Hirsch dedicated its 17th Annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run on Sept. 27 to Dr. Norman L. Farberow, 97, who died earlier in the month from complications from a fall. With more than 2,100 participants and volunteers, the record-breaking event held near Los Angeles International Airport raised about $325,000 for the agency’s Suicide Prevention Center, which was co-founded by Dr. Farberow and was the first in the nation.

Suicide Prevention's Founding Father Dies on World Suicide Prevention Day

With heavy hearts, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services announces that Dr. Norman L. Farberow, co-founder of its world-renowned Suicide Prevention Center, died September 10 on World Suicide Prevention Day—a day that would not have been possible without him.

"Dr. Farberow changed people’s attitudes toward suicide. He understood that people considering suicide were in terrible pain and how much compassionate listening can help people in distress,” said Didi Hirsch’s President/CEO Dr. Kita Curry.