Can $20 million and 40 Innovators Reduce Veteran Suicide? You’ll Know in November

Jerry Ashton
4 min readJul 24, 2022
Cover of LRT C-VESP Team Concept Paper — Art by Victor Guiza

In an act of desperation or a brilliant tactical stroke — or both — the Veterans Administration this spring launched a campaign called Mission Daybreak. Its purpose: to publicly reach out to locate innovators who can come up with suicide prevention solutions that can carve away at the average of 18–20 veterans per day who are taking their own lives —…

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Jerry Ashton

Navy Journalist veteran, co-founder and founder of the charities RIP Medical Debt and End Veteran Debt — co-creator of Let's Rethink This and "Impact Awareness"