The Center constantly seeks to
- advance awareness and understanding of the public health implications of suicide, self-harm, and its related mental health issues.
- positively contribute to suicide assessment, intervention, and prevention practices.
Employees, directors, agents, and volunteers of the Center shall
- conduct original research and build upon previous research in suicide causality and effect and its related mental health issues.
- make all research and data collected by the Center available to the general public.
- develop and provide educational opportunities for health care professionals, public safety professionals, and the general public.
We at the Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research envision a world where
- suicide is the lowest cause of death.
- there is no stigma associated with a death by suicide or the mental health problems that may lead to suicide.
- all people can speak knowledgeably and empathetically about suicide and its under-lying mental health issues.
We involved in carrying out the mission of the Center believe
- suicide is a health issue just like cancer or heart disease.
- people afflicted with mental health issues ought to have ready access to quality mental health assessment and treatment.