Operation Deep Dive™

Operation Deep Dive™ is Seeking Interview Participants

You can help prevent suicides and self-injury deaths among former service members.

How can you help?

By participating in an Operation Deep Dive™ interview that aims to examine the lives of former service members lost to suicide or self-injury (i.e., overdose, asphyxiation, accidental gunshot, drowning, suicide by law enforcement, or high-speed, single-driver accident) within the last 24 months.

What is the goal?

The goal is to examine how the deceased service member was engaged within the community and how the community can better support our service members in the future.

Your insights will contribute greatly to the formation of a proactive approach to preserving the life of service members and veterans!
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Participant requirements

  • Must be 18​ or older

  • A relative, loved one, friend, or co-worker to a deceased former service member who has died by suicide or due to self-injury within the last 24 months​​

Contact us:

If you would like to get additional information about being a participant, please contact

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Krystal Garcia

Program Specialist

What Participants Are Saying

"...thank you again for your minutes (180!:) to conduct the interview, your patience with listening, compassion for your fellow brothers and sisters who have gone home, and your passion for Operation Deep Dive. I am humbled and grateful for you, your service with ODD, and this program you represent. A true pleasure, and oddly enough, a joy to participate."

"I think the work your doing is incredibly important and I believe could help save lives and families. I promise to continue to play my role within the population." 

"...Thank you. I very much appreciated your care & kindness. God bless you and the work you all do your needed and we are blessed to have your help." 

Objective & Scope:

Operation Deep Dive™ is a community-based, former service member, suicide and self-injury prevention study taking place across the country. This four-year study was initially funded by a grant from the Bristol- Myers Squibb Foundation.

The goal of Operation Deep Dive™ is to develop an upstream approach to enhancing programs that improve former service members' quality of life—thereby reducing risk factors associated with former service member suicide and self-injury deaths.

Operation Deep Dive™ is the first research study of its kind to:

  • ​Look at the impact of community environments on former service members.

  • Look at the impact of less-than-honorable discharges on former service members.

  • Include former service members with Honorable Discharge, Entry Level Separation, General Discharge – Under Honorable Conditions, Other Than Honorable Conditions Discharge, Bad Conduct Discharge, Officer Discharge, or Dishonorable Discharge.

  • Include cases of self-injury deaths (i.e., overdose, asphyxiation, accidental gunshot, drowning, suicide by law enforcement, or high-speed, single-driver accident) in addition to suicide.

Donate to Operation Deep Dive

Want to join our efforts, but not sure where to start? Donate today and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow.

Additional Resources

Interview Toolkit
Research Study Overview
2020 Report
2019 Report

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