Main Page

If you are feeling suicidal right now or having some other mental health crisis, please seek immediate medical attention.

In the United States and Canada, call 911 or call the Suicide Help Line in your area.

(List of Resources)

Follow Us


Suicide: Quelling the Perfect Storm

Chris Caulkins speaks at a TEDx event, where independent organizers can share "ideas worth spreading."

What we do

At the Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research, we perform forensic death investigations called psychological autopsies, conduct academic research on suicides and mental health, and carry out informational activities. To the fullest extent possible, we make the results of our efforts available to the general public. For example, we compile and summarize research data and statistics into informational fact sheets. Our original research, when not embargoed by publishers, is available for download from our website. And while we protecting the privacy of psychological autopsy subjects and incidents is of the highest priority, as appropriate, we may aggregate data from larger samples of psychological autopsies and make that data available.
We have begun a project to design and develop an interactive database of our research data. As part of our mission, we will make this data available through our website. Progress on the database project will be updated here. Please check back periodically.


About the Center

The Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research (the Center), formed in late 2015, is a 501(c)(3) charitable, nonprofit corporation with a mission to raise public awareness of suicide and related mental health issues and to contribute to efforts to reduce suicide rates in the United States and throughout the world. The work of the Center was first started through Sumrith Solutions, LLC–a now desolved entity that gave rise to the Center. The founders of the Center have vast experience in emergency medical care and education and have first-hand experience with the effect suicide has on those who left asking questions and trying to understand what happened: a group of people called “survivors.” We embody our purpose, mission, vision, and values. In early 2016, we applied for tax-exempt, public charity status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research


Facebook Feed

5 months ago
Photos from Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research's post

This 3rd day of national suicide prevention month I learned about aspects of suicide, in of all places, a museum on torture. We are doomed to repeat history if we do not learn from it. In 1556, in ... See more

5 months ago

Today is the second day of the U.S. national suicide prevention month. With that we arrive in Brugge, Belgium, which is reported to have the second highest suicide rate in the country. At 27 per 100k ... See more

5 months ago
Photos from Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research's post

Today is the first day of national suicide prevention month in the U.S. It seems fitting to start the month by visiting the Vincent Van Gogh Museum. Van Gogh struggled with his mental health for ... See more

5 months ago

Chris is on the final leg of his trip to Belgium to present on suicide among emergency responders at the European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behavior.

6 months ago

Hi Everyone,

We are in need of help from leaders in the emergency medical services (EMS) field.

I am a member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Workplace Task Force. ... See more

6 months ago

Today, Brittany Miskowiec (Board of Directors) and her colleague from UW-Stout presented at the 34th Annual Distance, Teaching, and Learning conference in Madison, WI. They discussed the idea of ... See more

6 months ago
Suicide Risk among School-Age Children: What Education Professionals Need to Know

We just published a piece on suicide among school-age children.

Suicide is a significant concern in the United States and school-age children make up a subset of those who die by their own hands every year. Although research is broadening in terms of scope and ... See more

6 months ago

Chris is off to become a mental health first aid instructor.

6 months ago

If Chris ran a periodic coffee chat to discuss issues, research, etc. on suicide and related phenomenon, would anyone be interested in coming? Thinking of setting up in some Twin Cities Metro Area ... See more

6 months ago
Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research - GuideStar Profile

We are excited to announce that we have just achieved the Bronze Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. We anticipate earning the silver level very soon.

GuideStar connects donors and grantmakers to non-profit organizations.

« 1 of 6 »