"I wish to work miracles" -Leonardo da Vinci
"I wish to work miracles" -Leonardo da Vinci
I have studied suicide intensely since March 5, 2003 when my wife died by suicide. The following are materials I have produced and links I believe you will find useful in regard to understanding suicide and related phenomena. Any items without links are either pending publication or are available at the bottom of this page.
Suicide During COVID: Implications for Emergency Responders (Video presentation at Hennepin Healthcare conference)
Leveraging Lived Experience in Emergency Responder Suicide Prevention and Suicide Grief Support (Video of panel discussion conducted at the American Association of Suicidology Conference)
How to save a life - Suicide (Itasca County, Minnesota cable television interview)
Suicide: Quelling the perfect storm (TEDx video presentation)
Loss survivors turned suicidologists: A panel discussion (audio recording of a session conducted at the American Association of Suicidology conference)
Suicide: A choose your own adventure presentation (Audio recording of a presentation given to the Inver Hills Community College Emergency Medical Services Student Association)
Be safe, Not paranoid (Video of a presentation given at Hennepin Healthcare)
Suicide: A 5,000 piece puzzle without the box (Video of a presentation made for the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies)
Law Enforcement suicide: Bucking the Trend (Video of presentation to the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association)
Caulkins, C. G. (2022). It is not OK to be not OK. Journal of Emergency Medical Services. https://www.jems.com/commentary/it-is-not-ok-to-be-not-ok
Caulkins, C. G. (2022). Suicide as syndemic. In M. Pompili (Ed.), Suicide risk and assessment. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Caulkins, C. G. (2021). The psychological autopsy. In. E. Kelly & F. Flood (Eds.), Suicide and its impact on the criminal justice system. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association.
Caulkins, C. G. & Wolman, D. (2020). Emergency responder suicidality: An analysis by field and emergency medical services credential. Journal of Forensic Brain and Neurological Disorders, 2(1), 1-10.
Caulkins, C. G. (2019). Detection of Psychological Trauma and Suicide Risk among Emergency Medical Services Personnel: An Artificial Intelligence Approach. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 23(3), 17372-17376.
Caulkins, C. G. (2019). Temporal fluctuations in suicide. Forensic Mental Health Insider, 2(1), 1-2.
Caulkins, C. G. (2019). The psychological autopsy: What, who, and why. Forensic Mental Health Practitioner, 2(1),1-10.
Caulkins, C. G. (2019). Mitigating Psychological Trauma. EMS World. https://www.emsworld.com/article/1221989/expo-icymi-mitigating-psychological-trauma
Caulkins, C. G. (2019). Temporality of suicide: ‘Twas it the season? Minnesota Fire Chief, 55(3), 42-32, & 46.
Caulkins, C. G. (2018). The role of communitas in the prevention of suicide in Italy: A comparison with the United States. Suicidology Online, 9(3), 1-11.
Caulkins, C. G., Breyer-Peterson, J., & Miskowiec, B. (2018). The prevention and mitigation of psychological trauma in the fire service. Minnesota Fire Chief, 55(2), 22-23.
Caulkins, C. G. (2018). Prehospital treatment of psychache: A case for ketamine in the management of life-threatening suicidal ideation. Forensic Mental Health Practitioner, 1(2), 72-87.
Harr, D., Caulkins, C. G., Dodson, K., & Brown, J. (2018). Suicide risk among school-age children: What education professionals need to know. Forensic Mental Health Practitioner, 1(1), 19-24.
Caulkins, C. G. (2018). Psychological trauma: The silent stalker. Journal of Emergency Medical Services. https://www.jems.com/articles/2018/09/psychological-trauma-the-silent-stalker.html
Caulkins, C. G. (2018). Death by fire as possible suicide: The value of the psychological autopsy. 2018 Minnesota Fire Chief, 55(1), 22-23.
Caulkins, C. G. (2018). Suicide as a line of duty death. Minnesota Fire Chief, 54(6), 16-19.
Salvatore, T., Dodson, K. D., Kivisalu, T. M., Caulkins, C. G., & Brown, J. (2018). Suicide in prison: A brief review. Forensic Mental Health Practitioner, 1(1), 1-18.
Caulkins, C. G. (2018). Suicidality and disasters: An ante-, peri-, and post-catastrophe look. Minnesota Fire Chief, 54(5), 10-11.
Caulkins, C. G. and Miskowiec, B. (2018). Response to suicidal people and deaths by suicide: Scene safety or stigma? Minnesota Fire Chief, 54(4), 12-13.
Caulkins, C. G. (2015). Bridge over troubled discourse: The influence of the Golden Gate Bridge on community discourse and suicide. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 7(1), 47-56.
Caulkins, C. G. (2010). Suicide survivors: Understanding mental illness is key to assisting people in need. EMS Magazine, 39(2), 58-59.
Caulkins, C. G. (2018). Suicide among emergency responders in Minnesota: The role of education. (doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/hied_etds/28/
Caulkins, C. G. (2014). (master’s thesis). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Database Open. (UMI No. 1528221)Suicide in the Intermountain West: A syndemic in Park County Wyoming?
Caulkins, C. G. (2016). Book review: Without a goodbye.