Veterans are at 50% higher risk of suicide than their peers who have not served. We're here to change that.
Service members and veterans served in 2019
Total clients served since 2017
Reduction in suicide risk in the first 30 days
Not all crisis looks the same. Stop Soldier Suicide is our promise to those who are facing it. Our struggles may be loud or silent; all-consuming or passing; during service or any time after; a moment or a lifetime.
We have a relentless focus on results. We don't just say we support vets - we actually save lives.
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We serve all service members, veterans and military families from every branch and every generation, regardless of discharge status.
When you reach out to Stop Soldier Suicide, you’ll be connected with a wellness coordinator who will provide personalized attention, support, and assistance. We respect the value of personal information and handle yours with the utmost care.
Together, we’ll develop a plan to help you navigate the challenges you’re facing and empower you to move forward.
We have lost too many of our brothers and sisters in arms — people we lived and served alongside and counted as family. Our promise is this: we will not stand by while our friends are in crisis. We will rally together as allies, as family, as a community to do everything in our power to change the data on veteran suicide.
We have a proactive and disruptive approach, focused on meeting at-risk individuals where they are. Our team provides personalized care and continued case management to help identify each individual’s specific needs. Whether it’s mental health support, housing assistance, or any other service, we work tirelessly to find the right and most effective tools.
Brian E. Kinsella Co-Founder & Chairman
Nick Black Co-Founder & Vice Chairman
Craig Gridelli Co-Founder & Board Member
After losing friends and fellow service members to suicide, Army veterans, Brian Kinsella, Nick Black, and Craig Gridelli were determined to create a solution for their fellow veterans who were struggling. For them, military suicide isn’t just a problem. It’s personal.
It was clear that something had to be done - proactively - to get their brothers and sisters in arms the help they needed and reduce the number of service members and veterans lost to suicide.
Through their experiences, they realized that the key to preventing suicide is to identify, understand, and address the underlying issues — things like financial strain, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues, and difficulties navigating the transition from military to civilian — BEFORE they escalate to a point of crisis.
The problem is clear: The systems in place aren’t working. Getting help isn’t as easy as it should be — and trying to navigate a complicated maze of organizations and resources can be overwhelming when you’re in crisis.
Stop Soldier Suicide was built to change that.