Episode 53: Mental Health, The Military, and Leadership with Dan Z. Joseph

Episode 53 August 30, 2023 00:53:24
Episode 53: Mental Health, The Military, and Leadership with Dan Z. Joseph
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Episode 53: Mental Health, The Military, and Leadership with Dan Z. Joseph

Aug 30 2023 | 00:53:24


Show Notes

Join us in this insightful episode as we sit down with Dan Z. Joseph, a remarkable individual with a unique journey. An Army Veteran and accomplished book author, Dan's story is one of resilience, transformation, and the pursuit of a higher purpose.

Having served as an Army Combat Engineer while concurrently pursuing a master's degree in psychology, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to the realm of recovery and mental health. As a child of immigrants from the Middle East, he has overcome significant challenges, including surviving child abuse, and navigating mental health issues. His collegiate years were marked by self-medication, yet he managed to transition into a successful bio-tech career.

Despite his achievements, Dan felt a yearning for something deeper and more meaningful. This longing led him to forge powerful connections within the military community, where he discovered a shared sense of purpose centered around duty, brotherhood, and a fervent commitment to serving their nation.


Having grappled with anxiety, addiction, and self-medication, Dan's life took an unexpected turn when he joined the military at the age of 32. Armed with the insights gained from his own journey of recovery, he found himself aiding those grappling with post-traumatic stress. Now, he is determined to extend his knowledge and support to others who are on their own paths to healing.

As an accomplished author, Dan penned "Backpack to Rucksack:  Insight Into Leadership and Resilience By Military Experts," a book delving into potent leadership strategies derived from military and tactical perspectives. Join us in this conversation as we delve into Dan's profound insights, and his dedication to supporting service members. 

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