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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.

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3 months ago
www.aiafs.com

If you haven't been safeTALK certified for suicide prevention yet, here is your opportunity. This training is being given through AIAFS by our very own Dr. Brittany Miskowiec! ... See more

8 months ago
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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

8 months ago
www.flanderstoday.eu

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

8 months ago
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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

8 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.

9 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

9 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

9 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.

https://www.academia.edu/37175121/Suicide_Risk_among_School-Age_Children_What_Education_Professionals_Need_to_Know

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

9 months ago

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

9 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

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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.

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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

 

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1 week ago
IASP 2019 | Derry-Londonderry

Chris Caulkins, Brittany Miskowiec, and Kevin Miskowiec are looking forward to presenting their research at the next International Association for Suicide Prevention World ... See more

The 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP 2019) will be held in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, from 17th-21st September 2019.

1 week ago

Brittany and Chris presenting to a room full of engaged Perham citizens. The Perham community should be proud of these folks. We are!

1 week ago

Brittany teaching suicideTALk to the Perham Hospital and EMS folks. Great audience!

3 weeks ago

Heading home after a great suicidology conference. Next big conference we will be presenting at will be the International Association for Suicide Prevention World Congress in Derry-Londonderry, ... See more

3 weeks ago

Conference Takeaway 2: It is thought that older white males die by suicide more because of permissive attitudes about suicide among those with more advanced age overall and those with disabilities. ... See more

1 month ago

Thanks to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College for having us out to present four sessions at their EMS conference yesterday.

2 months ago

Thanks to the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association for having us out to speak at their Advanced Chief Law Enforcement Academy. This is a great group of highly engaged professionals who clearly care ... See more

2 months ago
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A very BIG thanks to Jordan Boswell, who coordinated this special event. Jordan raised over $4,000 for us to continue our work. The event was a huge success and it helped raise awareness of suicide ... See more

2 months ago
safeTALK at AHEMS

Super excited to collaborate with the largest ambulance service in MN on an important suicide prevention project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPqgcKV3210

Information on the safeTALK offerings for Allina Health EMS (AHEMS) employees. This education is made possible by a grant from AHEMS.

3 months ago

Today on the radio the newscaster said there were 30 traffic fatalities in Minnesota so far. There have been around 175 suicides to this point. Why aren’t we discussing that?

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