Wounds of War

Not all woulds of war are visible. There are the invisible wounds of war known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and most recently, Moral Injury. Military Outreach USA provides a number of resources and reference materials on these topics.

Important note: This site and the materials contained herein are not intended as a substitute for therapeutic or medical advice. The reader should regularly consult a medical professional in matters relating to their health and particularly with respect to any symptom that may require diagnosis or medical attention of any kind.

  • Moral Injury Resources
  • Support for Houses of Worship

PTSD

You feel on edge. Nightmares keep coming back. Sudden noises make you jump. You’re staying at home more and more. Could you have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), often called the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, occurs when a sudden trauma or head injury disrupts the function of the brain.

MST

Military sexual trauma (MST) is the term that the Department of Veterans Affairs uses to refer to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred while the veteran was in the military.

MI WOW

Moral injury occurs when one experiences an act that conflicts with or violates a core moral value, or deeply held belief, and leads to an internal moral conflict. It is the betrayal of what you may feel is morally right.