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Do you know a veteran who has died by suicide or non-natural causes in the last 12 months?  If so, we need your help, working together in our communities to increase the quality of life for all. Help determine a proactive approach to the preservation of life for our fellow service members and veterans by getting involved.

If you know someone and/or want to help, please consider emailing “upstatescopdd@americaswarriorpartnership.org. For more information on Operation Deep Dive, visit America’s Warrior Partnership at  https://americaswarriorpartnership.org/deep-dive.

About Operation Deep Dive

Operation Deep Dive is a first of its kind community-based veteran suicide prevention study taking place in 14 communities across the country. This four-year study is a partnership between America’s Warrior Partnership and researchers from the University of Alabama.

The goal of Operation Deep Dive is to identify the risk factors that lead to suicide and deaths from non-natural causes in veteran communities. This will help guide the development of programs that will improve the quality of life and reduce non-natural causes of death and suicide among veterans.

Operation Deep Dive is the first research study of its kind to look at the following:

  • The impact of community environments on veterans.
  • The impact of less-than-honorable discharges on veteran suicides.
  • The differences in suicide rates between those who did and did not receive support services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Currently, Operation Deep Dive is seeking interview participants. The goal of these interviews is to investigate the lives of the veteran lost to suicide or death from non-natural causes.

Non-natural causes of death include the following:

  1. Overdose
  2. Asphyxiation
  3. Accidental Gunshot
  4. Drowning
  5. Suicide by law enforcement
  6. High-speed single driver accident
  7. Suicide

The interviews focus on the last six months to a year before the veteran’s death. The death has to have occurred within the last year.

The goal is to look at how the community supported or challenged the veteran and where we can do better to support those who have served within our community.

If you would like to learn more about how you can promote veteran well-being in your community, contact Alice Yatsenyuk at 864- 423-7116.