The Moral Injury

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/opinion/david-brooks-the-moral-injury.html?_r=0

“Most discussion about PTSD thus far has been about fear and the conquering of fear. But, over the past few years, more people have come to understand PTSD is also about exile — moral exile.”

Editorial Comment

David Brooks reviews the recent spate of books by returning veterans describing their moral isolation from civilian society and suggests much more interaction and mutual understanding than simply “thank you for your service” is needed to help a veterans feel trusted, respected, and understood: key elements their reintegration into the civilian homeland.