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