‘Moral Injury’: Gaining Traction, But Still Controversial

Brett Litz, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine

One after another, veterans would come in to Jonathan Shay’s office with stories of a death they couldn’t shake…

Expert quote:

“Self-harm might arise because you feel unforgivable and damned and you may feel at a very deep level that you deserve to suffer. So how is someone going to behave if they feel that they deserve to suffer? They may abuse drugs, they may drive dangerously, some may not even care whether they live or die.”

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