A Letter from a Veteran on Struggling with Suicide

In October 2012, Brian Kinsella, CEO, and Founder of Stop Soldier Suicide, went to the streets to bring help veterans struggling with suicide, and bring awareness to this cause. Ride For Life was a 5,500-mile journey across America. On this 2-week motorcycle-led convoy, Brian invited others to join him and ride as far as they …

Ride for Life: Diary

In 2012, one of our founders, Brian Kinsella, headed out on a cross-country ride called Ride for Life to raise awareness about Stop Soldier Suicide. Here’s his diary: Heading  Out Early morning flight out of JFK on the way to Seattle, after a busy night… After work yesterday, Andrew Wilkow with theBlaze hosted me to …

Drugs Are Not the Answer for Soldiers

There is a veritable pandemic of suicide among our military veterans in the United States as we continue to draw down an already decade-long war in Afghanistan. During the first half of 2012, there was a 22% year-over-year increase in active duty Army suicides. This rate hit an all-time high in July with 38 deaths, …

The Battle Against Veteran Suicide Far From Over

A 3.7% decrease in Active Duty Soldier suicides from 2009 to 2010 is not something the Department of Defense (DoD) should tout as an indication that suicide prevention programs are working, especially when Reserve and National Guard suicides nearly doubled from 80 to 145 in the same time span. Of more dramatic concern are the …

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