We believe that the key to suicide prevention is to help our those who served overcome the unique challenges and stressors of military service before they reach a crisis point.

There isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. What works for one person may not be right for another. Some service members and veterans find that alternative therapies — such as yoga and meditation — help them cope with issues like PTSD, while others may respond better to talk therapy. Some military spouses benefit from participating in retreats for warriors and their families, while others prefer individual or couples sessions with a mental health counselor.

Our Stop Soldier Suicide Resource Center database includes more than 3,000+ resources and partner organizations, allowing our case managers to connect every client with resources tailored to their individual needs.

OUR RESOURCES INCLUDE:

  • Mental health, PTSD and/or TBI referrals

  • Education & GI bill

  • Emergency financial aid

  • Alternative therapies (HBOT, art therapy, equine therapy, etc.)

  • Housing assistance

  • Retreats

…and much more!

After Army veteran David Lawson returned home from Iraq, he suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) stemming from his military service.

David lived in isolation during his transition out of the military. His home — a fifth wheel trailer in Sevierville, TN — was overrun with black mold. With his health already in jeopardy, the situation was becoming increasingly dire.

That’s when David’s mother, Ramona, contacted Stop Soldier Suicide for help.

While David underwent inpatient treatment at for his TBI and PTS at the VA, Stop Soldier Suicide went to work to make sure his trailer would be habitable when he returned home. We located a mold removal service, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, that agreed to do a complete mold removal and clean up at no charge.

After completing his inpatient program, David was still in need of additional support. We called on Boulder Crest, a veteran service organization that offers programs and retreats focused on post-traumatic growth, where David participated in an organized schedule of yoga, meditation, group therapy, and more.

We were also able to connect Ramona, who was suffering from traumatic stress, connected to a mental health professional who provided therapy sessions at no cost through our partnership with Give An Hour.

The healing combination of a clean living space, alternative therapies, and continued support allowed David to regain a sense of normalcy and feel alive again, while Ramona received the help she needed to cope and move forward.

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