Operation Deep Dive Summary Of Interim Report

September 22, 2022

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.

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