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Rethinking Ways in Which to Diminish Veteran Suicides – Our Next Adventure. Mission Daybreak

By: Jerry Ashton
Jun 24, 2022
Category: News

Prepare for the next big iteration of LRT’s “Searchlight/Spotlight/Ignite” as our team prepares itself to compete in a major Veterans Administration contest to locate organizations with innovative approaches to the problem of veteran suicides. And they are putting up serious money to deal with this serious issue - $20 million!!!

Termed Mission Daybreak, it constitutes a grand challenge to thought leaders of any and every industry to develop and put into effect suicide prevention solutions that meet the diverse needs of Veterans.

As there is no single cause and no single strategy to accomplish this task, the VA expects a diversity of “solvers” – including veterans, researchers, technologists, advocates, clinicians, and health innovators – to form teams and generate cures.

LRT intends to lead one of these teams and is in the process of selecting companion organizations (searchlight) whose genius we can spotlight and whose success we can ignite. Does this resonate with you? Please get in touch with us before this month is out if you have (or are) a candidate to be our partner. Hurry. Each day we delay, on average 22 veterans will commit suicide.

By Contributor:

Jerry Ashton

Jerry Ashton walked into Occupy Wall Street in 2011 as a debt collector, and walked out of that experience two years later as a debt forgiver – literally rethinking his profession to co-found RIP Medical Debt in 2014 to reverse the ills caused by that industry. Six years later at the time of his retirement, his charity had successfully abolished over $2.7 billion in unpayable medical debt for over 1,800,000 Americans across the U.S. As of this writing, the total debt abolished is over $5 billion over almost 4 million people.

Jerry founded Let's Rethink This in late 2020 with the intention of seeing that lightning can strike twice. This time as a “B” Corp and not a charity, Jerry and his co-creators intend to bring about $1 billion in social and economic good this time through a unique Searchlight/Spotlight/Ignite model.

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