Suicide Epidemic-CPTG White Paper

March 16, 2019 - by Mindy Keenan - in Moral Injury

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The Suicide Epidemic Why are veterans and first responders continuing to suicide at an unprecedented rate? At the Center for Post Traumatic Growth (CPTG) we believe moral injury may be a root cause. Moral injury occurs when people of service are put into situations in which they are unable to prevent harm to others or

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Are People Ready to Listen?

March 02, 2019 - by Editorial Team - in Moral Injury, War

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In his story covered in the New York Times in January, 2019, former US Marine and Iraq war veteran Russell Worth Parker shares his difficulties in "translating" his personal experiences in war to those at home. Embedded in the article Parker writes, “So I have stayed as I am, without regret, separated from the normal

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Memorializing Our War Dead

February 24, 2019 - by Editorial Team - in War

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The Problem With Memorializing Our War Dead Without Honest Accounting of HistoryThe New York Times It’s irresponsible to memorialize wars in a way that strips out the darker notes and creates a narrative that is “narrow, heroic and emotionally soothing.” Read the full story Memorializing those killed in war seems to be a cross-cultural and human

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US Special Ops Suicides Triple

February 18, 2019 - by Editorial Team - in Suicide

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A CNN special news report on February 2, 2019 drew national attention to the increasing suicide rates in 2018 of military personnel assigned to US Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The US Government and Department of Veterans Affairs are miffed, as they attempt to tackle what appears to be an epidemic, now plaguing what once touted

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