DC Project Suicide Prevention Educator Wins $1 Million Grant

(Develops mobile app to prevent Veteran suicide)

TULSA, OK. – DC Project Founder Dianna Muller commented, “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. It will have a vast impact not only for Veterans but in preventing countless suicides.” Muller said, “For years, the DC Project has maintained firearm owners have meaningful solutions to reduce firearms deaths, and this is an outstanding example.”  

Kathleen Gilligan and her business partner were the recipients of a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, fielded from more than 1,300 concept submissions. 

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.

Gilligan stated, “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 added, “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.” 

To learn more about the voluntary mobile app, visit: https://www.sentinelsafetyteam.com.

Learn how to support or join by becoming an effective Second Amendment advocate in your community and with your legislators by visiting our website: http://DCPROJECT.info. Follow us on The DC Project – Home | Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit our extensive video library on our You Tube channel.  

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.

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