Barbara Stanley, Influential Suicide Researcher, Dies at 73

Dr. Stanley has written more than 200 articles. She is the president of International Institute for Suicide Studies and serves on the boards and committees of many professional organizations. She also continues in clinical practice, treating patients who struggle with feelings of suicide.

Dr. Stanley’s daughter, Ms Morris, says her mother is humble about her professional success but is always delighted to hear from clinicians in remote places who have used the techniques she has developed. developed to help patients.

“Without a doubt, she was deeply moved by that,” she said in an interview. “She finds it very, very, very meaningful and very passionate. The work that has been very satisfying for her, both on a personal and a larger level, has been served.

Barbara Hrevnack was born on August 13, 1949 in Newark. Her father, John Hrevnack, worked as a mold maker and her mother, Marie (Wnukowski) Hrevnack, worked in the claims department of an insurance company.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State College and a doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University.

She married Michael Edward Stanley, a neurologist, in 1970, and together the two have published a number of research papers on topics such as informed consent and borderline personality disorder. . He died in 1993.

In addition to her daughter, Dr. Stanley, who lives in Chatham, NJ, is survived by her son, Thomas Stanley, and her siblings, John Hrevnack, Michael Hrevnack, and Joanne Kennedy.


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