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Stop Soldier Suicide | Sundogs Benefit

Stop Soldier Suicide (SSS) is a veteran-founded, veteran-led, veteran-focused 501(c)3 non-profit organization that's dedicated to reducing veteran suicide to civilian parity by 2030. 


108,000+ Veteran’s have died by suicide since 2001 and by 2030 veteran suicide will claim 60,000 + more lives.


Veterans are 50% more likely to die by suicide than their non-veteran peers. More than 6,000 veterans die by suicide each year.

Suicide rates for 18-34 y/o male veterans increased 93% since 2006.

"Our Goal: Reduce veteran suicide by 40% by 2030, saving 2,400+ lives per year."

- Stop Soldier Suicide


After losing friends and fellow service members to suicide, Army veterans, Brian Kinsella, Nick Black, and Craig Gridelli were determined to create a solution for their fellow veterans who were struggling. For them, military suicide isn’t just a problem. It’s personal.


It was clear that something had to be done - proactively - to get their brothers and sisters in arms the help they needed and reduce the number of service members and veterans lost to suicide.

Through their experiences, they realized that the key to preventing suicide is to identify, understand, and address the underlying issues — things like financial strain, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues, and difficulties navigating the transition from military to civilian — BEFORE they escalate to a point of crisis.

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.

Stop Soldier Suicide was built to change that.

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The WDA's upcoming benefit, a streamed reading of SUNDOGS, will be raising support for Stop Soldier Suicide.

To support this cause, visit the Play Per View portal for tickets. 

Thank you for joining us!

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