Stop Soldier Suicide is the first national, veteran-founded-and-led 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on military suicide prevention.

Brian Kinsella (CEO)

Nick Black (COO)

Nick Black (COO)

Craig Gridelli (CFO)

Craig Gridelli (CFO)

U.S. Army veterans Brian Kinsella, Nick Black, and Craig Gridelli co-founded Stop Soldier Suicide in 2010 amid the worst suicide crisis our military has ever seen. Each of them knew fellow soldiers and veterans who were struggling, and they were determined to create a solution.

Today, the risk of suicide is 22% higher for veterans than for their peers who have not served. It’s simply unacceptable — especially given that suicide is 100% preventable.

The problem is clear: The systems in place aren’t working. Getting help isn’t as easy as it should be — and trying to navigate a complicated maze of organizations and resources can be overwhelming when you’re in crisis.

We’re here to change that.

WHAT WE DO:

With thousands of veteran service organizations, getting help can be difficult, confusing, and time-consuming.

Stop Soldier Suicide works 1-on-1 with troops, veterans, and military families to help navigate the maze of services, programs and assistance available.

We are an advocate in your corner. We find the right resources for your specific needs and track your progress for two years. And we won’t stop until you get the help you deserve.

Our resources include:

  • Mental health, PTSD and/or TBI referrals
  • Emergency financial aid
  • Housing assistance
  • Alternative therapies (HBOT, art therapy, equine therapy, etc.)
  • Education / GI Bill Retreats

…and much more.

WHY IT MATTERS:

500,000+

VETERANS DIAGNOSED
WITH PTSD

22%

HIGHER RISK OF SUICIDE
FOR VETERANS

250+

HIGHER RISK OF SUICIDE FOR FEMALE VETERANS

These issues impact every member of the military community — every rank,
every generation, and every branch of service.

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