About Black Box Project

Stop Soldier Suicide has gathered a team of data science experts to collect, process and analyze the devices of veterans and service members who die by suicide to identify trends that will help us save lives.

Black Box Project bridges the gap in current-state suicide prevention science - helping us find and reach suicidal veterans and service members in what could be their final hours, days, weeks, and months.

Learn more about the device donation process.

Device Donation.

If you’d like to learn more about donating your loved one's devices to Black Box Project, please read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and complete the form below. Our Engagement Manager will reach out to you directly.

Please be assured that we have the highest regard for privacy and will protect your personal information at all times.

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How It Works

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Collect Devices

Devices go to the SSS forensics lab, where we collect information from them without compromising the data or the device.

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Retrieve Data

We use the same procedures as Federal Law Enforcement to extract, secure and protect all sensitive information.

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Analyze Data & Identify Patterns

We combine collected data with open-source intelligence to identify patterns most highly correlated with military suicide.

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Return Devices

Once data is processed, we return devices to families with all information and hardware still intact.

Black Box Project was featured on NBC Nightly News as part of its Veterans Day programming in November 2022.

If you're in need of loss or grief support, please visit our family resources page.

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