An organization dedicated to ending veteran suicide.
About Mission Zero
My wife Danielle and I founded Mission Zero to combat the PTSD and veteran suicide epidemic plaguing U.S. veterans. We know from our own experiences that a PTSD diagnosis isn’t a death sentence or the end of the line. But we also know that it changes everything.
We’ve known how it feels to have the horrors of the battlefield follow us home. We understand what it’s like to be endlessly hounded by nightmares, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and the thought that there might never be an escape. We’ve witnessed firsthand how the current medical and veterans-support systems often can’t handle the problem, relying on oversimplified approaches, punitive mindsets, and dangerous pharmaceuticals that risk making the situation worse. And we know what it’s like for the war within your mind to claim collateral damage: your job, your family, your very existence.
But from our own experiences, we know there is a path to recovery. We know there are people and resources that can help our country’s heroes recover from their wounds. We know there are endless opportunities for veterans to prove that they’re not used goods, but instead incredible assets whose service to society is only just beginning. We know that a PTSD diagnosis can’t be wiped away – but it can be overcome, and the only limits are the ones we place on ourselves.
We know none of these efforts are quick, easy fixes – but that’s why we’re building a movement to help us accomplish our mission.
— Jose Belen, United States Army Combat Veteran
I was mesmerized by his passion…
“ I first learned about the organization when I heard Jose speak at a recent conference. I was mesmerized by his passion, transparency, and authenticity as he spoke courageously sharing his personal story and his mission to help other military vets struggling with PSTD. Thank you for all you do!“
– Akyiaa Azula
I am so touched…
“ Hearing him speak is so inspiring. Every time I get an opportunity I am so touched and ready to take action. Thank you from my heart!!“
– Angela Hubbs
I am honored to know him…
“Jose is a rare character. Every word he speaks is full, rich, and impactful in a manner that touches the heart and soul of all who have the opportunity to be listening. His commitment to his stand and his mission are apparent in all that he does. I am honored to know him.“
– Jennifer Crisp
Voice of the voiceless…
“So profound when I heard José speak! It appears taboo to speak about PTSD in such a limelight… it is the thing America would like to sweep under the rug. But we gotta hear it. We gotta address it… in order to heal our nation… Thank you for being the voice of the voiceless José!“
– Crystal Winstead
Our Ongoing Mission
Mission Zero was created to be the vehicle that brings national awareness to the veteran suicide epidemic and to support initiatives with the potential to reduce the number of veteran suicides to zero.