Moral Injury

Moral injury is a relatively recent term used to describe a crisis that soldiers have faced for centuries, the internal suffering that results from doing something against your moral code. In essence, it is a wound to the conscience. However, it is not just military members that can experience this. And what is "this"? It is soul anguish, a broken spirit, a shredded soul. Read on to see how many close to VOA have overcome Moral Injury, and also how you can help those near you.

Moral Injury

Striving for Balance: A Female Veteran’s Battle with PTSD and Past Childhood Abuse

by Shela Webb, VOAncnn veteran team member and moral injury survivor

"My injuries date back to when I was very young...My entire life has been spent living within extremes: too much bad and too little good. I am slowly starting to find the middle where there is calm."

Read more about Shela's story here.



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    What is Moral Injury?

    Learn more about what Moral Injury is, how it affects us, and why we need to address it.

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    Personal Stories of Moral Injury

    Being able to share a profoundly personal story of moral injury and be heard is essential to the recovery process.

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    Moral Injury Resources

    For additional information on moral injury and PTSD, we have summarized some websites, books, movies and journal articles that cover the topic.

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