Stop Soldier Suicide is the first national,
veteran-founded-and-led 501(c)3 nonprofit focused
on military suicide prevention.
Brian Kinsella (CEO)
Nick Black (COO)
Craig Gridelli (CFO)

U.S. Army veterans Brian Kinsella, Nick Black, and Craig Gridelli co-founded Stop Soldier Suicide in 2010 amid the worst suicide crisis our military has ever seen. Each of them knew fellow soldiers and veterans who were struggling, and they were determined to create a solution.

Today, the risk of suicide is 22% higher for veterans than for their peers who have not served. It’s simply unacceptable — especially given that suicide is 100% preventable.

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.

We’re working to change that.


With thousands of veteran service organizations, getting help can be difficult, confusing, and time-consuming.

Stop Soldier Suicide works 1-on-1 with troops, veterans, and military families to help navigate the maze of services, programs and assistance available.

We are an advocate in your corner. We find the right resources for your specific needs and track your progress for two years. And we won’t stop until you get the help you deserve.

Our resources include:

  • Mental health, PTSD and/or TBI referrals
  • Emergency financial aid
  • Housing assistance
  • Alternative therapies (HBOT, art therapy, equine therapy, etc.)
  • Education / GI Bill Retreats

…and much more.


Figuring out where to turn can be a major barrier for service members and
veterans seeking help. That’s where we come in.


We serve all service members, veterans, and military families, regardless of discharge status.

• Air Force

• Army

• Coast Guard

• Marine Corps

• Navy



Veterans diagnosed
with PTSD


Higher risk of suicide
for veterans


Higher risk of suicide
for female veterans

These issues impact every generation and every branch of service. They fought for
us. We owe it to give them a fighting chance when they come home.


Every donation provides mission-critical support to Stop
Soldier Suicide.

We do not accept government funding and remain
committed to full financial transparency. We limit
overhead costs and administrative expenses to maximize
the impact of your gift.

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