A Never Ending Need
Unfortunately, there is a never ending need to help service members, former service members, and families of service members overcome the rigors of military service and reintegrate the best way possible into our civilian lives. Fortunately, organizations like The Ultimate Sacrifice Foundation (TUSF) are there to help.
Why They Exist (In Their Own Words)
“The suicide rate among U.S. Service Members and Veterans is staggering. It dwarfs the number of those
killed during the GWOT and drastically outpaces the suicide rate of the general population by
approximately 2.5%. A study conducted by Brown University’s Cost of War Project concluded that well
over 30,000 Service Members and Veterans have taken their own lives since the onset of post 9/11
military operations. Year after year these numbers continue to climb, and there is proof that the DoD
and Veteran Affairs (VA) drastically under-report these numbers.
For us here at The Ultimate Sacrifice Foundation (TUSF), this is unsatisfactory. Our organization has
been personally impacted by the suicides of three brothers-in-arms in 2022 alone, and we have made it
the primary tenet of our mission to help our military communities fight and win these invisible battles.
Data from hundreds of peer-reviewed studies show that positive community engagement and social
connection are substantial factors in suicide prevention.