We know losing a loved one to suicide is painful and complicated. The grieving process is compromised by an array of mixed feelings - trauma, stigma, blame, guilt, abandonment, anger, conflict, questions.
Below, you'll find a list of trusted resources and partners who are well-equipped to help guide you on your healing journey. For additional resources, please visit our suicide loss survivor support page.
“My name is Jennifer, and I’m the Donor Engagement Manager for Black Box Project. In 2009, my husband of seventeen years, First Sergeant Ronald Keeling, died by suicide. We were one year away from retirement, and our boys were 13 and 16 years old. His death shook our entire world, and suddenly we had to learn how to survive each day without him while also navigating our grief and trauma.
Over the last eight years, I’ve focused my life on walking alongside other suicide loss survivors - helping them stabilize their grief and guiding them towards post-traumatic growth. Ultimately, my heart and my desire is to prevent other families from having to endure the immense pain that suicide loss brings. So, I turned my focus to suicide prevention work. If I can help prevent even just one family from having to go through what my family went through, it’s worth every effort.
I would like suicide loss survivors to know this: you are not alone. There are other suicide loss survivors out here who understand, who will listen and support you. Your story matters, and the life your loved one lived matters. These stories will not only keep your loved one’s legacy alive, but will also help us in our mission to end the military suicide crisis."
We’re on a mission to find veterans in crisis before it’s too late.
Learn more about how donating your loved one’s devices to Black Box Project can help you find purpose, honor your loved one’s legacy and prevent others from experiencing the pain of suicide loss.