Let's Stop The Veteran Suicide Epidemic

We are raising money to establish a non-profit organization that aims to provide immediate suicide intervention through the deployment of former combat soldiers, whom we train as suicide intervention counselors, to veterans in distress. Goals include a video chat platform and eventually being able to deploy a counselor in person on-the-fly to anywhere in America via a network of private pilots.

The money raised will go to paying legal fees for incorporation and the 501C3 tax documents and the beginning of developing an app to help us communicate with veterans and intervene before they commit suicide. 

The VA reported 6,500 veterans committed suicide in 2017. Of those, 2/3 used a handgun. Veteran suicide is a true crises in our nation, and we are going to fight to stop it. Please help us. 

“We won our battles; now we must win our war.”


Our Mission:

Combat Counselors is a non-profit on a mission to stop veteran suicide. We intend to do this by quite literally stopping these suicides through direct, physically present intervention. The VA reports 2/3rds of all Veteran suicides are committed with a handgun. We want to identify Veterans who are struggling and help them before they have a gun in their hands. If we can't, we want to be physically present to stop any veteran from making the ultimate decision to end their life.

We quite literally need an army. We need an army of volunteers, therapists, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists who can help veterans. We also need an army of those who can provide support in any way. Our plan for carrying out this mission is as follows: Phase 1 involves raising the capital for developing an app where we can provide veterans with access to no-cost text and video therapy. Phase 2 will be raising more capital to create a network of individuals who can give support through the app 24/7/365, any time a veteran may need access to our services. Phase 3 is developing and implementing a network of suicide intervention trained former combat soldiers that can be deployed at a moment's notice anywhere in America through a system of private pilots. We will continue our mission until every veteran is saved. Veteran suicide happens at alarming rates, and while we carry the name combat, we won't limit our services to those who saw combat in a foreign land.

Fundraising team: Combat Counselors (4)

Ned Johnson
Raised $350 from 7 donations
Temple Hills, MD
Gabriel Phoenix
Andi Reis
Team member

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