Mission, Vision, and Values

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Purpose Statement 

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.

Mission Statement 

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.

Vision Statement 

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.

Values Statement 

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.