Debriefing Election 2012 and Recovering From Moral Injury

Obama and Romney weren’t the only winner and loser on Tuesday. Same-sex marriage won big in several states across the country, and two Republican senatorial candidates lost after gaffes about rape. Two trusty analysts fill us in on who triumphed and who fell short in Election 2012.

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‘Moral Injury’: A New Name for an Old Kind of Suffering in Wartime November 06, 2012
There’s a particular kind of pain that damages the soul in war: moral injury. It’s a deeply human response to witnessing or participating in an event that is morally repulsive – from killing another person to handling human remains. In 2009, ‘moral injury’ was named by clinicians at the Deptartment of Veterans Affairs as a possible consequence of combat.Rita Nakashima Brock, co-author with Gabriella Lettini of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War As a psychologist in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Joel Schmidt hears about some of the worst experiences humans have to bear. And after nearly 20 years, he is still inspired by the ability of the emotionally wounded to pick themselves up and keep going.

Independently produced by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman with John Gregory and Viki Merrick for the ‘This I Believe’ Series


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