An organization dedicated to ending veteran suicide.
Combat Veteran – Father – Activist
Jose Belen is a decorated United States Army Combat Veteran who served 14 consecutive months in combat as a part of the initial invasion into Iraq in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 and 2 in the spring of 2003. After completing his 3-year enlistment term Jose was honorably discharged in January of 2005 and pursued a life full of potential as a combat veteran and civilian. Jose’s natural ability to lead and conquer the most difficult challenges landed him many successes in corporate America. However, the most difficult challenge of all was his battle with PTSD. For many combat veterans like Jose, the battle with PTSD and the suicidal thoughts that often accompany the diagnosis is fought in silence. We lose an average of 22 veterans a day to suicide, and Jose was almost one of them. Now Jose and his family have dedicated their lives to raising awareness for the veteran suicide epidemic by creating Mission Zero, an organization dedicated to ending veteran suicide.
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.