Changing the Veteran Mental Health Narrative with Paul Dillon

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194: Changing the Veteran Mental Health Narrative with Paul Dillon
Paul Dillon is an army veteran from the Vietnam era. He is changing the veteran mental health narrative with his participation in the Kennedy Forum on Mental Health. They have programs and resources that are set to help veterans overcome disorders such as mental illness, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and substance abuse. Tune in!

“There is no reason not to be ready for duty and that warrior mantra carries over to people who can have mental illnesses, PTSD, [and other disorders]. It is the strong person who acknowledges them and seeks help.” – Paul Dillon
US Army Reserve Veteran
Paul was awarded two Bronze Star Medals from his services in the army, where he became part of the United States Army Reserve. His career led him to serve in Vietnam as a 1st Lieutenant.
Career Accomplishments
Paul is now a Certified Management Consultant, and is the President and CEO of Dillon Consulting Services, LLC. He’s been in the professional services industry for more than 42 years.

His works have appeared on various publications. Among which are Forbes, HuffPost, American Express OPEN Forum, eLearners.com, Crain’s Chicago Business, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses newsletter.

He also appeared on radio programs and podcasts, and is known for his bank of knowledge regarding national veterans. On top of it all, he also created and co-taught the first course on veteran issues at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
Empowering and Representing Veterans
Representing the veteran community, Paul helps them overcome disorders. He also helps veterans ensure mental health parity in the private sector.

Other works for the veterans:

Bunker Labs veteran startup incubator
VetStart veteran entrepreneur support organization, now Bunker RDU
Veteran in the WorkPlace: Myths and Realities paper

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