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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Moral Wounds of War

February 18, 2019 - by Editorial Team - in Moral Injury

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For those who work with military combat veterans, Dr. Jonathan Shay has been a strong voice and advocate for the recognition of Moral Injury; its conceptualization, and how this type of injury comes about. In part I of his brief orientation, he illuminates the ancient phenomenon of Moral Injury and psychological wounding due to war

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