The Shrink’s Links: Moral Injury

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Ball and chain

I knew a fellow who fought the Iraq War from the comfort and safety of an easy chair, piloting a drone that destroyed dozens of buildings with people in them. He was never at risk for anything more serious than tendonitis, yet he emerged from that experience with something kin to PTSD. We now have a name for it: Moral Injury.

Moral Injury refers to the wounding an individual’s conscience resulting from an act of moral transgression which produces profound shame.

Click here to go to a Huffington Post article about Moral Injury

Published by Keith R Wilson

I'm a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in private practice with more than 30 years experience. My newest book is The Road to Reconciliation: A Comprehensive Guide to Peace When Relationships Go Bad. I recently published a workbook connected to it titled, How to Make an Apology You’ll Never Have to Make Again. I also have another self help book, Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments. I’ve also published two novels, a satire of the mental health field: Fate’s Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic, and Intersections , which takes readers on a road trip with a suicidal therapist. If you prefer your reading in easily digestible bits, with or without with pictures, I have created a Twitter account @theshrinkslinks. MyFacebook page is called Keith R Wilson – Author.

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