Suicide prevention is a complex problem, with a multitude of risk and protective factors that affect every individual differently—and the unique nature of the Veteran experience can often make Veterans particularly vulnerable. To be effective, prevention solutions must meet individuals where they are, rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach.

Mission Daybreak is now providing promising solutions with additional technical assistance, including human-centered design and learning, as well as piloting opportunities. Learn more about the range of solutions through the 2024 team spotlights.

2024 cohort


Cabana is adapting the evidence-based support group model for Veterans with high risk of suicide or who have attempted suicide. Cabana is a virtual-reality-based platform tailored to address risk factors specific to Veterans, including combat trauma, separation from service, and readjustment to civilian life.
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Early Alert

Early Alert is delivering preventative support for populations at high risk for mental health issues and suicide. The platform uses both automated, confidential text messaging and human clinical care to conduct weekly individual check-ins with all subscribed Veterans, including Veterans who are not connected to VA.
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gameChange by RealizedCare

RealizedCare is addressing agoraphobic avoidance and distress, which can lead to severe social isolation and loneliness. Its virtual-reality-based therapeutic, gameChange, delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that help Veterans learn coping techniques in a safe environment.
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Hero’s Story by Televeda

Televeda is promoting healing across American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Veterans to build resilience and reduce social isolation and loneliness, both important for preventing Veteran suicide. The first mental health community-based platform developed for AIAN populations, Hero’s Story hosts culturally appropriate and evidence-based interventions such as talking circles and storytelling while protecting user privacy.
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NeuroFlow is providing virtual and in-person support for Veterans. The technology platform offers Veterans tailored resources and digital care 24/7. The platform is also measuring Veterans' evolving behavioral health needs to inform care teams of potential crises before they happen.
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ReflexAI is providing scalable scenario-practice experiences for crisis line responders, one of the most critical and time-intensive parts of training new staff. The artificial-intelligence-powered tool and quality assurance model can help Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) trainees quickly develop hands-on experience through simulation training before they take real calls from Veterans in crisis.
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Vara Safety

Vara Safety is improving responsible firearm storage with the goal of reducing gun-related injuries and deaths. Their firearm safe integrates smart features to provide Veterans with more control over their firearm access.
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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.