Our vision is a nation where service members and veterans have no greater risk for suicide than any other American.
We don't just "help veterans." We save lives. That's what makes us different.
Clients served in 2020
YoY increase in help requests
Average increase in Personal Wellbeing Index within 90 days
Average reduction in suicide risk within 90 days
I often get the same question.
“Do you really think military suicide is a solvable problem?”
Well, yes, I do. Which always prompts a follow up: “What makes you think you can solve it?”
Well, we’re different. The world doesn’t need another VSO that wants to “help veterans.” There are literally thousands of them.
We don’t “help veterans.” We save lives. We're different.
The further and faster we distinguish ourselves as different than the organizations that “help veterans,” the more impact our life-saving work will have.
This is the story of why we know that military suicide is a solvable problem. Take it in, process it, digest it, but stay hungry for more … we’re just getting started.
Yours in the fight,
U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
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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Investing both smartly and aggressively in our people and in technology is vital as we break new ground and work to rapidly scale our services over the next decade.
We continued to lay the groundwork for the next phases of our mission in 2020, despite headwinds caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Total program expenditure, a 28% YoY increase
YoY increase in full-time program staff
YoY increase in program staff compensation attract elite behavioral health professionals
Investment in internationally renowned experts to refine service model
24/7 coverage that actually helps.
Crisis moments don't only happen from 9-to-5. We provide 24/7 access to actual human beings who are able to assist potential clients.
Consistent follow up, long term support.
Our care isn’t episodic. We’re not a hotline. We don’t put a band-aid on a problem. The service we provide to our clients doesn’t have a shelf life; we work with them for as long as it takes.
Talk and estimation aren’t good enough. We exhaustively track data points on our clients’ progress and wellbeing. We use advanced suicide risk stratification methods, such as CAMS and CASE, to inform best-in-class care that is vigorously vetted by experts.
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. So we don’t hem clients into one way to request our help. We’ve fully embraced telehealth technology and video-based sessions as options for clients and we’ve built licensed cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and a life coaching team into our Wellness Center.
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 ...