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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 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

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

1 year 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

1 year 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.

https://www.guidestar.org/profile/47-5040101

GuideStar connects donors and grantmakers to non-profit organizations.

1 year ago
EMS Pulse

Hi Everyone,

We are honored that Allina Health EMS is once again sponsoring a charity hockey game to raise money for our suicide research and education initiatives. Last year the dedicated folks at ... See more

1 year ago

Friends, we have a Board of Directors vacancy and are in search of someone with a finance/accounting background to join us. This is a voluntary position that includes assisting with budget ... See more

1 year ago

Suicidology Online is a peer-reviewed and indexed open access journal. Our qualitative research paper, "The Role of Communitas in the Prevention of Suicide in Italy: A Comparison with the United ... See more

1 year ago
Expert Trainer – The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies:

Chris is very excited to have been accepted as an expert trainer for the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). https://www.aiafs.com/staff-category/expert-trainer

Chris G. Caulkins, MPH, MA Chris is executive director of the Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research, program director /faculty for the emergency medical services (EMS)…

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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.

(List of Resources)

Follow Us

Facebookgoogle_pluslinkedinyoutubeflickr

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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2 months ago

People struggling with mental health problems are exponentially more likely to be the victim of a crime rather than the perpetrator (Eisenberg, 2005). People who are experiencing thoughts of suicide ... See more

2 months ago
Leveraging Lived Experience in Emergency Responder Suicide Prevention and Suicide Grief Support

We just finished producing the video of the panel discussion from the 2019 American Association of Suicidology Conference. We discussed emergency responders and their relationship to psychological ... See more

Panel discussion that took place at the 2019 American Association of Suicidology Conference.

2 months ago
Minnesota Center of Suicidology

Our logo represents the three components of fighting suicide. These are prevention, intervention, and postvention. The teal and purple colors are symbolic of the national colors of suicide awareness ... See more

2 months ago
News from the Center

News about the Center!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEid1ELvz6c

The Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research is evolving into the Minnesota Center of Suicidology.

5 months 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.

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months 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

5 months 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

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