Soul Injury Series
When: Tue‑Wed, Apr 10, 11
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI
Instructor: Deborah Grassman
Veterans face serious issues in the aftermath of military service: unmourned deaths of fallen soldiers, as well as an unforgiven guilt or shame for things they did or did not do. The pain continues throughout their lives until the burdens are acknowledged, honored, and mourned.
A struggle with healing these emotional and mental injuries is that veterans are sometimes reluctant to seek help. Many do not want PTSD, anxiety, or depression on their medical records for fear it will interfere with a promotion or result in discharge of service. Yet these veterans need care and support.
While military programs have provided forums that respond to mental health issues, more resources are needed. Many veterans face these challenges alone. Family members of combat veterans are also affected; their wounds, too, often go unnoticed and untended. Complicating matters are civilians who may not recognize their role in supporting the reintegration of veterans into a non-warrior culture.
There is a lack of knowledge in society of how to best support and help heal our veterans and their families. Three upcoming programs from University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies can help.
Soul Injury: A New Paradigm for Responding to Trauma
Tue, Apr 10, 9am‑4pm
Soul Injury: Veteran Care—Untold Stories, Untold Needs
Wed, Apr 11, 9am‑4:30pm
Soul Injury: Fallen Comrade Ceremony with Deborah Grassman
Wed, Apr 11, 5‑7pm
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