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Beyond PTSD to “moral injury”

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A photo of Noah Pierce's sister, Sarah Softich, who had her brother's image tattooed on her shoulder, on the cover of the Fall 2008 issue of Virginia Quarterly Review.

For service members returning home from combat, PTSD diagnoses are commonplace and extensive. But one VA psychologist argues that the complications of PTSD compound to create a ‘moral injury’ — one that requires a community, not a clinic, in order to heal.