To facilitate a discussion about how to identify and assess for moral injury, let’s review the account below written by Ms. Tessa Poppe, who served in the Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer for seven years and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. It’s titled, When the Hardest Thing is Doing Nothing: Moral Injury Caused by Inaction in War and appeared in Foreign Policy on 12 June 2015. Through her narrative, Ms. Poppe paints a picture of a moral dilemma when she felt paralyzed about what to do while deployed and the inner turmoil associated with it.
Deployment Psychology Blog
Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. August and the dog days of summer are just around the corner, but this week was another busy one.
The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● PTSD Monthly Update -- New Guidelines for Managing PTSD
● Discontinuing Psychiatric Medications: A Survey of Long-Term Users.
● Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness: Current Approaches and Future Directions.