Joey grew up along the shores of New Jersey and always had a drive to work hard and was taught at a young age the true value of the “almighty buck.” By age 6, he was waking up at 6 am every weekend to help his father make extra income for the family by selling candles at flea markets in New York City.

After failing out of college his first go-around, he enlisted for the U.S. Air Force in 2010. He was given the job of Security Forces (military police). 

He was promoted early, received countless awards, learned how to shoot some cool guns, and yet the lifelong friendships and the amazing people he met are what he is most grateful for.

The military also taught him what being a good listener and an effective communicator meant. He takes great pride in that skillset and happens to believe they are essential for any business relationship to succeed.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Joey’s background and military experience
  • Being alone and lost after leaving the military
  • The Black Dog of the Veteran Emotion
  • Awareness and control of emotion
  • The power of vulnerability
  • Lack of confidence in unknown situations
  • The Veteran Mental Health Minute
  • Combat Vet Book giveaway

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

The Black Dog of the Veteran Emotion

Joey on Instagram

Joey on LinkedIn

Joey’s web site

May book donation recipient: CoderVets

June book donation recipient: Inner Resource Psychotherapy

The Veteran Mental Health Minute on Amazon Alexa





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Duane France

Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.