Mission Daybreak

Accelerating innovative solutions to reduce Veteran suicides.

About Mission Daybreak

Reducing Veteran suicides is a top clinical priority for VA. That’s why VA launched the Mission Daybreak grand challenge in 2022, which awarded $20 million to suicide prevention solutions that can meet the diverse needs of Veterans. Building off the work that began with the grand challenge, the mission brings Veterans, researchers, technologists, advocates, healthcare providers, health innovators, and service members together to collaborate and advance suicide prevention solutions.

2024 team spotlights

Mission Daybreak is now providing promising solutions with additional technical assistance, including human-centered design and learning, as well as piloting opportunities. Teams are also participating in a range of conferences and events, meeting with Veterans, innovators, and funders.


Mission Daybreak has curated resources for innovators developing suicide prevention solutions. Learn more about suicide prevention, Veteran experiences, and VA’s work on this topic—and access an extensive collection of open data, surveys, and reports.

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Are you a Veteran having thoughts of suicide or concerned about one?
Contact the Veterans Crisis Line for confidential 24/7 support: Dial 988 then press 1, text to 838255, or chat online.