Our strategic partnerships help us reach the most people and fulfill the widest array of needs.
Because no two situations are the same, Stop Soldier Suicide has made strategic relationships with many organizations that help us realize our mission of helping past and current Service members (and their families) get the help they need depending on the circumstances they are facing.
We’ve created a two-way street, so to speak, with numerous organizations that we feel best mirror our values and best offer the breadth of help the individuals and families who seek us out need. Because we do not provide direct clinical services, our partners and resources are crucial to our mission.
These Partners belong to our community of assistance for those Veterans in Crisis. They include addressing basic needs for the most immediate concerns for the Veteran and their family.
HopeLine focuses on providing the community with a free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline and instant messaging service. HopeLine specializes in providing suicide and crisis intervention, supportive and non-judgmental active listening, gentle and understanding discussion of crisis resolution, and referrals to appropriate community resources. Our partnership will expand our helpline coverage and connect more veterans with our case management program.
APEX Police Department and Alliance Behavioral Health
These two programs are local to the Raleigh, North Carolina area, but their impact is national for the Veterans In Crisis Response Training Program. This program educates and trains first responders to effectively and peacefully resolve Crisis Interventions involving Veterans. The program utilizes and connects the Veteran with resources to improve the health and well-being for the Veteran and their Family. Also, this program seeks to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and incarceration of Veterans. This program is designed to save lives for first responders and at-risk Veterans. This program is scheduled for national train the trainer seminars beginning in September, 2016.
Hunton and Williams is a nationally recognized partner with the National Veterans Legal Services Program. They provide veteran clients pro bono legal assistance, and they provide Stop Soldier Suicide legal advice on a case by case basis. This provides a tremendous resource for at risk veterans in legal trouble.
The Boot Campaign mission is to promote patriotism for America and our military community; raise awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and provide assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families. The Military Recovery Fund (MRF) is a program dedicated to making a significant impact in the lives of eligible Service Members, past and present, and their families. By offering monetary relief through direct grants and dependable referrals, we pledge to provide a hand-up, not a hand-out, to those committed to their own upward mobility during difficult or unforeseen transitions.
SALUTE, INC. passionately pursues meeting the financial, physical, and emotional needs of military service members, veterans and their families. We strive to raise awareness of their sacrifices and provide a safety net to ensure every military family is treated with honor and dignity.
22Kill provides a wide spectrum of awareness and support. 22Kill created national awareness around the Veteran Suicide issue through their 22 push-ups in 22 day challenge. Also,they have developed a comprehensive peer support network across the United States. Additionally, they connect struggling service members with traditional and alternative programs of support from across the United States. If you just feel like you want someone to talk to, you can connect with a battle buddy in your area or anywhere around the country by searching below. These are people just like you and me who support you and want to listen. No judgment is passed.
Treatment and Therapy
These Partners belong to our community of assistance for Veterans seeking support for various mind, body, and spiritual wellness issues
USX has two focuses—Research Initiatives and Nexus Expeditions. Both enable Soldiers and Veterans to continue serving their country, all while furthering science, exploration or causes important to our country. They do this through incorporating teams of the United States’ most capable soldiers, past and present, empowered by scientists, educators, and fellow adventurers. Our small teams’ foster teamwork needed to complete a difficult task, a renewed sense of purpose and continued service to country.
Save A Warrior (SAW) is an innovative, evidence based program that provides a powerful healing experience for active duty military and veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress. SAW relies heavily on proven methods and scholarly research; and the results of our efforts serve as further evidence as to their effectiveness. SAW has innovated a method of healing which combines and synthesizes practices from across the spectrum of studies focusing on human well being, and the results are beyond compelling. SAW is a vehicle for Warriors seeking a life of full self-expression.
For Service members who suffer from TBI/PTS, Hampton Roads Hyperbaric has been an advocate of helping use hyperbaric oxygen therapy with 100% oxygen for treatment, along with mental health counseling. HBOT, as it is called, has been remarkably successful in many cases to reduce the symptoms of TBI/PTS. HRHT is located in Virginia and partner with us to find free or reduced cost treatment nationwide.
For Service members who suffer from PTS that includes insomnia, anger, anxiety, and more, Saratoga Warhorse has an exceptional and unique 3-day, all-expenses-paid program that focuses NOT on talk therapy but rather on working with horses that are by nature “fight or flight” animals. By utilizing the silent language of the horse, a mutual trust and profound bond is established between veteran and horse that goes beyond verbal communication. Many who have attended say they sleep again easily, feel able to process their trauma and go on to successfully navigate their PTS.
Give an Hour’s mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society, beginning with the mental health needs of those who serve and their families. Give an Hour is currently focusing on the psychological needs of military personnel and their families because of the significant human cost of the current conflicts. Stop Soldier Suicide connects struggling Veterans with counseling services available through the Give an Hour network of providers.
Guard Your Health is a central place online for Army National Guard Soldiers and family members to find information and resources on health and medical readiness. Website visitors can access health tips, expert commentary, and community forums on topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, dental health, readiness, and family resilience.
REBOOT Combat Recovery provides services for PTS, anxiety, and moral injury. Their model includes a 12 week course that serves the entire family. After completing the trauma healing course, graduates advance to focus on rebuilding strong character, engaging in healthy community and reclaiming leadership roles. REBOOT upholds the “teach a man to fish” ideal and equips our members to move past REBOOT and live an abundant life. In other words, we know we’ve been successful when our graduates don’t need us anymore.
Getting help shouldn’t be difficult. At The Headstrong Project, we offer completely free and confidential treatment for post-9/11 veterans in New York City, Southern California, Houston, and will soon open in Chicago. In partnership with Weill Cornell Medical College, Headstrong developed a 1st of its kind, individually tailored comprehensive treatment program for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related issues. Since 2012, we have demonstrated measurable success, with clients experiencing improved mood, sleep, school and job performance and family communication and reduced nightmares, substance use and suicidality.
The EEG Institute, a world leader in neurofeedback research and training, and Homecoming for Veterans are offering this cutting-edge treatment, at no cost, for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through a network of clinicians across the country. Neurofeedback (EEG Feedback) is training in brain function based on information derived from the EEG (electroencephalogram). With such training, rapid recovery can be achieved for the relief of PTSD symptoms that include sleep problems, pain, irritability, anger and rage, as well as cognitive deficits. The training can also help soldiers recover from drug, alcohol, and tobacco dependency.
Connected Warriors, Inc., is the largest community-based volunteer organization in the United States offering Evidence Based Trauma-Conscious Yoga Therapy to Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families at NO COST to participants. In communities across the country and overseas, our trained volunteer yoga instructors deliver trauma-conscious yoga therapy and other educational programs to our Nation’s Warriors to help us continue Serving Those Who Have Served.
Operation Warrior Shield, Inc. provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, first responders and their families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, employment, prevention of homelessness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. The emphasis is to help heal their hidden wounds through teaching Transcendental Meditation.
At Guardian For Heroes Foundation, we humbly and proudly carry the torch Chris Kyle left us and champion the cause to restore hope, renew spirits, and replenish energy for combat veterans transitioning to post military life. Guardian for Heroes Foundation provides free, in-home fitness equipment, facilitation of donated health club memberships, individualized programs, personal training and life coaching to in-need veterans with disabilities, Gold Star families and those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) from combat deployment. We use physical and mental fitness to spark conversation and create a source of support for combat veterans.
Professional Growth and Employment
These Partners belong to the community of professional support, career management services, and employment activities.
Hire Heroes USA is recognized as a best in class veteran service organization by the Call of Duty Endowment, the George W. Bush Institute, and the USO. Headquartered near Atlanta with six additional offices nationwide, Hire Heroes USA empowers military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce through a continuum of free, individualized programs delivered through virtual career coaching and transition workshops.
Military Veterans struggle to quantify their unique experience into a powerful value proposition to civilian employers…we know because we have been there-done that. But, Veterans have a unique skill-set that directly translates to project management, regardless of their particular military occupational specialty or rank. The problem is that most Veterans don’t realize that this equals project management experience or know how to capitalize on it to build a solid bridge to a lucrative post-service career as a Project Management Professional (PMP®). Vets2PM helps Veterans translate their military experience into commercially viable project management experience civilian hiring managers value highly, obtain industry-leading project management credentials, prepare for interviews with professionally written executive resumes and Interview Skills Workshops, and places them with Fortune 500 companies.
VFW sponsored VetJobs is the premier website used by transitioning military, veterans, National Guard & Reserve and their family members to find employment. VetJobs is 17 years old and offers resources not found anywhere else. Candidates start in the Veteran’s Reference Library and receive all the help needed to find a good job! VetJobs is universally recognized as the premier military job board!
These Partners belong to our community of assistance to enable Veterans the opportunity to discover their empowerment with opportunities for personal growth and empowerment.
BlueRio Strategies is a coaching and consulting firm whose goals are to create sustainable practices that yield long-term growth, vision-inspired careers and socially relevant solutions. Services include brand, leadership and resilience development, strategic planning and program development. Also as part of a Social Entrepreneurial mission, BlueRio offers affordable training and founded the USA’s First Center for Credentialing and Education BCC-Approved Veteran Focused Coach Certification Training Program that produces quality, certified coaches who can assist military veterans with career and life mapping for transitioning into the civilian sector. BlueRio Strategies provides the professional training and certification for volunteers and employees providing case management services at Stop Soldier Suicide.
Team Rubicon is the only nonprofit disaster response organization that repurposes the skills of veterans to deploy emergency response teams. We seek to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster response; community, built by serving with others; and identity, created by joining a new mission.
Veteran Support and Awareness
These Partners belong to the Veteran community at large and provide a vast array of assistance, services, support and charitable endeavors to enable Veterans, Service Members and their families to thrive. Please visit their web sites to find out more information about how they are helping our communities.
How can you go BeastMode for the Brave? Each of us has own unique gifts – going Beast Mode for the Brave is using those gifts to the extreme to benefit our military heroes. Some of us have physical abilities – running across America like ultra marathoner George Chmiel, doing 22 pushups like US Marine veteran Jacob Schick (22Kill), or hand-cycling in a triathlon like US Navy Seal veteran Al Kovach (President Paralyzed Veterans of America). But others are artists, musicians, dancers, cooks, caregivers, gardeners, gamers, designers, builders, collectors, readers, teachers, students or volunteers. Whatever your talent is, push yourself to the max to honor and support the veterans that deserve and need our help. Personalize the challenge so you can honor vets with your abilities. Then share it with others and challenge them to go Beast Mode for the Brave. Have fun with it, be creative and do it all — as Chris Kyle said — to serve those who have served us. Beast Mode for the Brave benefits the Guardian for Heroes Foundation started by Chris Kyle and championed today by US Marine combat veteran Jeff Kyle. Go to beasmodeforthebrave.org and create your own BeastMode for the Brave fundraiser.
Established in 2012, the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that pursues specific endeavors and goals through the vision of Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams. The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the American public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Family Memorial Monuments in their communities throughout our country. Its purpose is to honor Gold Star Families, who have sacrificed a loved one in the service of their country.
We will, through development of relationships that value our employees and their families, our customers, our suppliers and local community, present the Gospel message and Christ-like character for the purpose of salvation and discipleship. We firmly believe that these principles will foster excellence and integrity in our company, making us a world leader in our field. At Truline, 20% of every sale goes to those in need.