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.
Hello, I’m Kim Burditt, Senior Manager for Donor Engagement with Black Box Project. I’ve been working in the field of suicide prevention since 2011, shortly after my brother Jon, a Marine veteran, died by suicide. Jon was my only sibling, and my family had no experience navigating what we found to be our “new normal,” the world of trauma, shock, and grief after suicide loss.
My family was introduced to suicide-specific grief care early on, and we profoundly benefitted from the healing power of connecting with others who had been through this same loss. The more I learned about suicide prevention, intervention and postvention (care for after a suicide occurs), the more I knew I wanted to dedicate my life and career to this field, caring for all those impacted by suicide, and doing whatever I can to prevent even just one family from experiencing the pain of this loss as my family has.
Stop Soldier Suicide’s Black Box Project is a unique way to do both. It is such an honor for me to walk alongside suicide loss survivors to introduce this project and share with them a meaningful way they can honor their loved one’s life while partnering with us in this mission that will help save more lives.
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.