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.
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
This month Senator Martha McSally took a leap of courage and faith, addressing the nation about her own personal military sexual trauma (MST). A decorated combat veteran, Ms. McSally explained her reasons for not coming forward sooner and the rape culture that persists in the military. From a societal standpoint there seems to be an
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
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