Why is moral injury so dangerous?

Expanding on my previous post on moral injury, I want to emphasize why it is so dangerous. Moral injury often lurks under the radar, taking lives and leaving survivors unable to make sense of the tragedy. Since moral injury has not yet been officially adopted into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, mental health professionals […]

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Moral Injury

Invisible injuries inflict psychological pain that can drive sufferers to end their lives. Although many of these invisible injuries are now well-known, there is a new name for a timeless problem that has affected millions, under the radar. In recent years, moral injury has come to be defined as a profound sense of guilt or […]

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Identity Crisis

As our modern times become increasingly uncertain, identity crises become a prominent feature in our lives. The collective moral obligations that once provided a sense of security and predictability have turned into lines drawn in the sand by individuals, constantly washed away by the tides of our fluid times, clearing the slate for us to […]

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The Importance of Social Health

“Mental health cannot be defined in terms of the ‘adjustment’ of the individual to his society, but, on the contrary… must be defined in terms of the adjustment of society to the needs of man” —Erich Fromm The conversation around mental health has often centered on stigma. As mentioned in my previous post, this is a […]

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The Power of Writing

“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see.” ― Joseph Conrad Within the last twelve months, live-stream video apps like Snapchat, Periscope, Meerkat, and Facebook Live have launched into mainstream communication. Broadcasting fleeting moments […]

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