ROGER is the wellness service of Stop Soldier Suicide. Services are focused on suicide prevention in the veteran and service member community and include confidential and personalized virtual mental health counseling, crisis intervention and safety planning.

ROGER services are evidence-based and tailored to meet individual client needs, with a core focus on increasing safety and overall well-being for at-risk veterans and service members. The ROGER team can also assist with finding resources and referrals that help veterans and service members deal with life’s stressors.



Is ROGER right for me?

ROGER services are 100% free to U.S. veterans and service members. We don’t deal in red tape. You’re welcome regardless of your status, how you were discharged, your age, your years of service–ROGER is here for you.

If your struggles feel overwhelming and continue to escalate, we’re more than just a crisis line and we’re with you for the long haul. Our treatment is proven to save lives.

What can I expect with ROGER?

With ROGER, our initial outreach lines are always open. We’re not a crisis line, but we know that connecting to care at any time is one of the most important steps in seeking outside help. Submit a call or online request 24/7 and we’ll contact you immediately.

We will determine whether we have a counselor on staff who is licensed to provide services in your state or if we can help you find quality services elsewhere in your state.

If we have someone licensed to provide services in your state, you’ll be paired with a ROGER Wellness Coordinator who will meet with you virtually on an ongoing basis. You’ll set appointments and check-ins via phone, text, or video at a consistent pace where you will always know what to expect at your next appointment.

We understand the struggles veterans and service members face, from transition home to PTSD, TBI, stress, anxiety, depression, moral injury, and more. We’ll create a plan that helps identify stressors, triggers, and warning signs. All treatment is provided with the dignity and confidentiality you deserve.

How will I communicate with my Wellness Coordinator?

ROGER is built with flexibility in mind. We’re able to serve you virtually in the traditional telehealth sense.

Once you get connected to a Wellness Coordinator, you’ll set appointments and check-ins via phone, text or video at a consistent pace where you will always know what to expect at your next appointment.

How do I know what treatment might help me?

Your Wellness Coordinator will determine the type of care that would benefit you the most. Treatment includes crisis and contingency plans for your safety, ongoing risk assessments, and help finding additional resources as needed.

All therapies, resources, plans, and treatment modalities are tailored to you and your needs. We offer trauma-informed treatment with proven success at helping treat, manage, and heal suicidal ideation.

What is the cost to me?

If you are a U.S. active duty service member or U.S. veteran, your ROGER care is 100% free.

As a resource of Stop Soldier Suicide, ROGER has the support of generous donors across the country who want to ensure you receive the care you need.

Do you provide financial assistance?

No, we do not provide financial assistance or grants.

However, we know that financial stress can cause a wide range of issues. These life circumstances can affect the way you think and feel. If you’re struggling to have your needs met, including financial concerns, those needs will be understood as you work alongside your Wellness Coordinator.

While we do not provide financial assistance directly, through our Resourcing Team, we will work to connect you to trusted organizations outside of ROGER that have that as their primary focus.

Our Resourcing Team works alongside our Wellness Coordinators to help our clients navigate many local and national offerings that are custom fit for their needs.

How long will I receive care?

A client’s journey with ROGER is tailored to the individual. There are no set sessions or timetables clients must abide by, although frequently, the ROGER client journey may be 12 to 14 sessions (sometimes less, sometimes more).

Your Wellness Coordinator may recommend a certain number of sessions to complete, which may span the course of a few months. However, if you encounter personal setbacks, that may mean you’re with us a little longer.

Our clients know what to expect at every appointment based off of their treatment plan developed jointly with their Wellness Coordinator.

How do I know you will keep my information confidential?

We’re an independent organization, so we don’t report back to the DoD or the VA. You’re in safe hands when it comes to clearance, career track, and chain of command.