This Is Us

March 28, 2019 - by Editorial Team - in Moral Injury

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I recently read a New York Times article about an episode of the hit TV show, "This Is Us" and the Vietnam war story line; co-written by Tim O'Brien, author of "Things They Carried". Not that the article is so eye opening, but the embedded You Tube movie scene is what brought emotion and tears.

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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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