Healing from Moral Injury – A Soldier’s Story…

by | Sep 6, 2012

http://www.army.mod.uk/news/24421.aspx Quotes from this site…

“Colour Sergeant Terry Lowe, 33, is living working proof that admitting to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) doesn’t need to be the end of your career. Nor will it stop you deploying again if you want to. The only thing that will stop you, he says, is refusing to admit the problem and seeking the help required.” 

Terry believes, “PTSD and the feelings I have will always be a part of who I am, but it doesn’t make me weak or mean I have horns growing out of my head.”

My own family’s experience shows that not knowing or being in denial and refusing help is disastrous for those who are challenged with moral injury and PTSD!   I discovered this fact way late in the game, but it was not too late…  And for most in my family, including my Mom, we are healing from decades of denial and pain.  Sergeant Terry Lowe’s story is a testimonial of the huge value of admitting the problem and finding the right treatment alternatives.  The support from his spouse also reinforces the need for loving relationships once on the long journey of healing.  Learn more about how Terry is dealing with one of the major symptoms of PTSD, “Survivors Guilt.”  An excerpt from my book from the archives is an example of the guilt that lives with soldiers when they experience death and destruction in war.  http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4469716410121705800#editor/target=post;postID=3627536253012840103

Steve Sparks
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

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Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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