The Cost of War

An article written by Amy Blumenshine appears in the current issue of Caring Connections.  Amy states that moral injury brings a rupture of relationships in all that matters (community, loved ones, God) along with a numbing and estrangement from one's own soul.   The article, "Our Militarized Society's Cry for Help: Part 2, looks at veterans' emotional struggles with the impact of moral injury on their lives after returning from conflict zones. 

(Part 1 of this article, published in the prior edition of Caring Connections, addressed the problem of suicide among military veterans.)

Caring Connections is a inter-Lutheran journal for practitioners and teachers of pastoral care and counseling published by Lutheran Services in America.

Amy, MSW and Lutheran Diaconal Minister, is a member of OSLC.  She convenes the Coming Home Collaborative.