Monday, May 14, 2018

Moral Injury "research" not what it seems!

Will this BS ever stop? First if they want to know about "moral injury" then they should ask the smartest guy on the subject. He has been talking about it SINCE HE WORKED WITH VIETNAM VETERANS and wrote a couple of books about what they were going through! That would be Jonathan Shay!

They need to stop pretending that this is the only generation who has suffered and the only generation that matters! If they ignore the older veterans responsible for starting the research, then they do not DESERVE A SINGLE DOLLAR IN GRANT RESEARCH OR DONATIONS!

Local researchers work to understand and treat 'moral injury' in veterans
KWTX 10 News
By Justin Earley
May 14, 2018

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Have you ever heard of something called "moral injury?"
Michael Russell is the director of the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans.


It's a problem that isn't widely recognized but many veterans are dealing with it.

In fact Central Texas has become a hub for research into the issue.

In this edition of Hearing the Veteran's Voice we hear from one veteran who experienced it and is now working to treat it.

Veterans have a world of emotions and experiences to grapple with after leaving active duty.

Many people have post traumatic stress disorder.

But that's not the diagnosis for everyone.

Michael Russell is the director of the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans.

He said, "you have to be put in fear of imminent injury and react in fear or horror to that life threatening situation. To get PTSD you have to have that."

Russell explained the idea of moral injury.

"You have guilt over something that you did, or something that you failed to do. So you did some wrong or you failed to do some right in a military situation. And as a result you're suffering trauma from that or problems from that," he said.
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