Kathleen Gilligan, a suicide prevention educator for the DC Project, and her business partner were recently the recipients of a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, selected from more than 1,300 concept submissions.
“As an organization that touts firearm safety, we applaud our Suicide Prevention Educator, Kathleen Gilligan, winning a $1 million grant for her Sentinel mobile app,” noted DC Project Founder Dianna Muller commented. “It will have a vast impact not only for Veterans but in preventing countless suicides.
“For years, the DC Project has maintained firearm owners have meaningful solutions to reduce firearms deaths, and this is an outstanding example,” Muller added.
Sentinel is a Veteran suicide prevention customizable mobile app. It combines lethal means restriction with real-time support of a trusted safety team. Sentinel is a highly scalable application designed to reduce Veteran suicide. It encourages safe storage of firearms and medications, while facilitating strong connections with other Veterans, family, and friends. Sentinel is ideally successful when partnered with a basic suicide education one-hour class included in the app program.
“Winning the grant to help prevent Veteran suicide is an honor and privilege that allows us to make a real difference in the lives of those who have served our country,” Gilligan said. “Being able to contribute to the health and well-being of our Veterans is an incredible opportunity to serve those who have served. Sentinel is the gift that supports Veterans daily to practice the safe storage of their firearms and medications.”
The DC Project is a nationwide organization of women committed to safeguarding the Second Amendment. A non-partisan initiative of daughters, mothers, and sisters that believe education is the key to firearm safety and violence prevention, not legislation. We counter the disinformation gun control groups circulate by informing our friends, families, communities, and legislators with the truth that gun rights are human rights.
To learn more about the voluntary mobile app, visit: https://www.sentinelsafetyteam.com.