Scientific Advisor: Sophia Colamarino, PhD

The research mission of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation is to identify the catalysts that lead to suicide attempts and to understand how they operate biologically to interact with at-risk individuals. The goal is to stop preventable suicides by blocking exposure to catalysts that may be inappropriate for these individuals.

In 2013, the James Kirk Bernard Foundation will convene a think tank of scientists to look at factors that may increase the risk for suicide which have not traditionally been a priority for scientific investigation. This important meeting that will provide a road map for future scientific endeavors.