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Eric Peterson is on a mission to bring veterans together with their communities, nature, and themselves, while affecting change in regard to the mental health treatment of his fellow veterans through his 501(c)3 organization, Project Headspace and Timing. Eric, a graduate of Herscher High School, spent several years in the Middle East between the State Department, Department of Defense, and Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment of the Illinois Army National Guard. After his time in the Middle East, he found himself working in Executive Protection and as a private investigator until the suicide of a fellow teammate caused him to quit his former job, go back to school to study psychology, and form Project Headspace and Timing. Eric’s goals are to improve the transitional process for veterans into the civilian world, bridge the gap between communities that support their veterans but may not know how to show it with veterans who need that support but don’t know how to ask for it, and to one day run a transitional tiny home lodging facility and treatment center for veterans.
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