Service members and veterans are at 50% higher risk of suicide than their peers who haven't served. There's no better indicator of the fight we're in right now.
Making it right takes action, not talk. That's what our last 18 months have been about.
Clients served since the start of 2019
Average stress level indicated by clients on intake
Average reduction in suicide risk within a client's first 30 days
Average reduction in self hate within a client's first 30 days
Every donation we receive helps empower service members, veterans and their families with critical resources and support.
The Battalion is our team of veteran lifesavers, standing side-by-side with us in the fight to solve the military and veteran suicide crisis. By joining The Battalion, you are helping veterans and service members find their way back to a life worth living.
You have the power to save lives in our military community. Because this is personal.
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Growth is the engine that drives an organization forward. Change is the spark that gets the engine revving.
That’s the story of Stop Soldier Suicide over the last 18 months: change-fueled growth.
In the last year-plus, we’ve professionalized our organization, investing in human capital, technology and innovation that drives our quest to provide world-class suicide intervention programs to service members and veterans.
In short, it’s been a dizzying and gratifying 18 months. To think of how far we’ve come as an organization is great, but to see the results we’ve driven is even better.
We’re not done, and we’re certainly not content. Far from it. We recently rolled out our promise for the next 10 years: to reduce the military suicide rate by 40% by 2030.
Notice that I said it’s a promise, not a hope. The upcoming year is huge for us as we validate our model, and begin to scale it to the level needed to make that promise a reality.
With deep gratitude,
20-year veteran, United States Air Force
Moving as efficiently and aggressively as needed to save lives takes investment.
It takes commitment to investing in exceptionally talented professionals, groundbreaking methodology, cutting-edge technology and laser-focused marketing.
Year-over-year increase in program expenditure
Investment in experts to refine service model
Year-over-year increase in programmatic advertising & education investment
Investment in new technologies and technology enhancements
Military suicide is an epidemic of shocking proportions. Time and money are not leading to results. Current systems don’t work.
Chief reasons for this national failure include:
We’re applying private-sector strategies to differentiate ourselves from similar organizations by doing something about the problem, rather than just talking about it.
Client discovery methodologies and enhanced intelligence give us insight into precursor behaviors leading to military suicide.
Hyper-focused marketing campaigns influence high-risk prospective clients and funnel them to us for support.
Best-in-class suicide risk assessment, intervention and safety planning spur clients to become the driving force in their own safety and long-term wellbeing.
Positive change maintenance helps achieve growth through self-monitored safety management, heightened empowerment, enhanced support networks, and a greater sense of purpose.
A Marine Corps veteran who served his country for 10 years and three deployments, Kyle was in crisis the night he discovered Stop Soldier Suicide. He was, in his words, prepared to take his own life ...