Leading from the front


The United States is experiencing an unprecedented mental health and addiction crisis. Nowhere is this felt more than within the Veteran community where an estimated 20 Veterans take their own lives every single day.
We are a coalition of Veteran-led organizations committed to ending the Veteran suicide epidemic by any means necessary.



Our mission is to lead in the fight to prevent suicide and deaths of despair – not only for Veterans – but for all Americans – through increased access to safe and affordable psychedelic-assisted therapy.


Developing state-based and VA healthcare system expanded access pilot programs for MDMA- and psilocybin-assisted therapy for Veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, suicidality, and related complex co-morbidities.

Securing federal and state appropriations for pilot programs to fund the training of providers and treatment of Veterans.

Streamlining the process for research of Schedule I Controlled Substances, such as ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT, which Veterans are currently utilizing with high success rates in other countries.

Opening immediate access to MDMA- and psilocybin-assisted therapies through the federal Right to Try Clarification Act for a small subset of Veterans who are at serious risk of suicide and have exhausted all other options.


Reason for Hope and the Veteran Mental Health Leadership Coalition are proud to support the reintroduction of the Breakthrough Therapies Act, authored by Senators Booker (D, NJ), Paul (R, KY), and Representatives Deane (D, PA) and Mace (R, SC).

If passed, this legislation will accelerate the research and deployment of psychedelic medicine and assisted therapies that have been granted breakthrough therapy status by the FDA, and are eligible for Expanded Access. Read more here. The full bill text can be found here.

The Veteran Mental Health Leadership Coalition and Reason for Hope file Amicus brief, urging DEA to immediately reschedule psilocybin.

The VMHLC and Reason for Hope are proud to join advocates in urging the DEA to reconsider its stance on the scheduling of psilocybin amidst a rising mental health crisis, and a mounting body of evidence that suggests psilocybin is safe, effective, and could potentially save lives. Read more here. The full Amicus brief can be found here.

VMHLC in Senator Cory Booker’s announcement of the Right to Try Clarification Act 
VMHLC Letter in Support of the Right to Try Clarification Act
VA Committee Hearing on Suicide Prevention – VMHLC Statement


Affinity Health Care Advocates


Ensuring the 9/11 community and veterans get the health care services they need.  Bringing providers, patients, and functional medicine together to help improve health and well-being.


American legion Blue Sky Post 426


To enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion’s vision statement is “The American Legion: Veterans Strengthening America.”


Balanced Veterans Network


Balanced Veterans Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 84-1854742). The mission of BVN is to create and facilitate a safe space for the education, advocacy, and empowerment of all alternative therapies for veterans and their families. We partner with professionals, businesses, and organizations to support veterans and their families in living an enriched, more balanced life.


Black Therapists Rock


Healing the wounds of systemic oppression.




BrainFutures is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving human outcomes by assessing and advancing the practical applications of new scientific understanding of the brain.




Clusterbusters supports research for better treatments and a cure while advocating to improve the lives of those struggling with cluster headaches.


End it for Good

End It For Good invites people to support health-centered solutions that prioritize life, preserve families, and promote public safety.

Fireside Project

Our mission is to help people minimize the risks of their psychedelic experiences in ways such as providing compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive peer support, educating the public, and furthering psychedelic research, while embracing practices that increase equity, power sharing, and belonging within the psychedelic movement.


Grunt Style Foundation


Grunt Style Foundation is a national nonprofit organization committed to providing life changing resources and experiences in which Veterans, Service Members, and their Families thrive.


Heroic Hearts Project


Heroic Hearts Project offers a proprietary program to veterans who are interested in pursuing psychedelic treatment options. We primarily work with ayahuasca retreat centers due to the powerful effect it has shown to have on healing PTSD. Our program has been designed to ensure veterans get the most out of this valuable opportunity and are set up for success when they return home. We also provide financial scholarships to veterans who are struggling financially. To date, we have provided more than $200,000 in support to veterans applicants.


HAAV Foundation


Guiding Veterans towards alternative PTSD therapies.


Mental Joe Apparel


Mental Joe’s mission is to use apparel to start conversations about Mental Health and Psychedelic Therapies. As our company grows, our goal is to use “profits for a purpose” so certain organizations can focus on research, advocacy and retreats… Leave the funding to Mental Joe.


Navy SEAL Foundation


To provide critical support for the warriors, veterans, and families of Naval Special Warfare.


Navy SEALs Fund


The primary mission of the Navy SEALs Fund – Brotherhood Beyond Battlefield® is to provide support for all generations of current, retired and former UDT/SEAL teammates and their immediate dependents, including Gold Star Families. The overall objective is to strengthen the bonds of the Brotherhood and reduce the financial burden of members of the Navy UDT/SEAL Community who are in need of assistance.


No Fallen Heroes Foundation


To end suicide in our Veteran and First Responder communities by treating their PTSD, depression and anxiety through alternative forms of medicine.


Portland VA Medical Center, Social Neuroscience and Psychotherapy Lab, & the Sequoia Center


To care for those “who shall have borne the battle” and for their families, caregivers and survivors.


Reaching Everyone In Distress Foundation Inc.


The REID Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to utilizing the healing power of music and emergent therapies to bring “front-line therapy” and prevention to those impacted by addiction and mental health issues.


Reason For Hope


Our mission is to prevent deaths of despair by helping to develop and advocate for the policy and legal reforms needed to facilitate safe and affordable access to psychedelic medicine and assisted therapies.




To create and deliver ethically sound, empathetically aware, safe, quality focused and proven wellness services.


Sabe Journeys


To provide access to MDMA-Assisted Therapy for all Veterans with PTSD who may benefit. Mission – To sponsor and promote research, training, and political advocacy to drive system-wide adoption of MDMA-Assisted Therapy in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)


Scottsdale Research Institute/Field To Healed Foundation


Field to Healed Foundation is dedicated to conducting FDA-approved randomized controlled trials examining safety/efficacy of LSD, psilocybin mushrooms & smoked marijuana flower for treating pain, post traumatic stress disorder PTSD, and opioid substitution. F2H is the 1st federally legal cultivator of psilocybin mushrooms in the US. In early 2021 they were awarded a DEA schedule one license to cultivate both cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms for research. LST approval came soon afterwards and now they are federally regulated manufacturers of all three C1 drug codes. Because of their nonprofit status, they are committed to making their plants and mushrooms available to patients with life-threatening illness under federal RTT right to try law. F2H is striving to put crucial medically active plants/fungi through entire FDA drug development process to eventually be available in the market as a safer alternative to synthetic pharmaceuticals. Scottsdale Research Institute in conjunction with their 501(c)(3) arm Field to Healed Foundation is collecting objective data hoping to urge health insurance companies to pay for whole plant botanical medicines similar to conventional pharmaceuticals.


SEAL Futures Foundation (BoD)


To provide Navy SEALs a foundation that supports their well-being, education, and career to continue a life of service within their communities.


Sōhei Biotech


Sōhei, is an early-stage biotech company dedicated to ending veteran suicide, and empowering veterans and active duty military to thrive. We are an early-stage drug development initiative advancing a sequential protocol of ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT to target the most prevalent and debilitating neuropsychiatric conditions plaguing our active military and veterans.


SoundMind Institute


SoundMind’s mission is to bring equity, ethics and innovation to the psychedelic ecosystem.


Texans For Greater Mental Health


Better Mental Health for All – Texans for Greater Mental Health was founded on the principle of bringing new mental health solutions to the forefront of politics.


The Hope Project


The Hope Project connects military spouses, female veterans and Gold Star Wives with counseling support and community around psychedelic healing journeys.


The Mission Within


To heal people suffering from mental health disorders and improve whole health through innovative and transformative modalities.


The Sheepdog Program Corporation


To provide charitable assistance to veterans, active duty service members, and first responders seeking access to mental health treatment, helping them connect with, and removing barriers which prevent them from engaging in, treatment focused on mental health, substance abuse, and rehabilitative services. To provide education services to mental health providers and facilities on revised, cutting-edge, empirically proven, and effective treatment modalities focused on veterans and first responders. To conduct and support research, including testing for public safety, on interventions and modalities intended to progress the treatment of veterans and first responders.


Veterans Alliance for Holistic Alternatives


Awareness, Empowerment, Reform. At VAHA, our mission is to increase Awareness of the efficacy of natural plant medicines, Empower patients to regain control over their health through a Holistic approach, and to Reform barriers restricting access for patients in need.


Veterans Healing Farm


To enhance the mental and emotional well-being of our nation’s Veterans and their families.


Veterans Rebuilding Life (VRL)


VRL’s mission is to help victims of war rebuild their lives by providing humanitarian assistance to both US veterans and victims of violence and humanitarian crises abroad. VRL aims to end the veteran suicide epidemic, improve reintegration and health outcomes for veterans and their families, and re-engage veterans in their communities through meaningful community and humanitarian service.


VetREC (Veteran Research and Education Curation LLC)


VetREC merges Veteran-centered research and practice.


Vicente LLP


Vicente LLP, formerly Vicente Sederberg LLP, is the premier cannabis and psychedelics law firm. For over a decade, we have been helping clients navigate laws and regulations, build and grow businesses, and shape public policy to advance the legal marijuana, hemp, and psychedelics industries across the globe.


Warrior Angels Foundation


WAF sponsors individualized assessments and personalized treatment protocols that pinpoint – and, more importantly, treat – the underlying condition for U.S. Service Members and Veterans who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) while in the line of duty.


Warrior Canine Connection

Warrior Canine Connection enlists recovering Warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow Veterans.


Warrior Wellness Solutions


Warrior Wellness Solutions (WWS) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization providing personalized Functional Medicine Health Coaching, Rehabilitative and Adaptive Exercise, Mindfulness, Stress Management, Resiliency training, and wellness education to Wounded, Ill and Injured Warriors, their families and caregivers. Our programs are tailored to veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses or wound co-incident to their military service.