PTSD, Moral Injury & Mental Illness

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I finally decided to put my articles on PTSD, Moral Injury, Suicide and reflections on those conditions and war onto one page. I think I have gotten most of them. They include things that are related to my experience at war, returning from war and getting treatment. I deal with my struggles with daily life, faith, career, politics and how seemingly insignificant incidents can trigger anxiety, insomnia, nightmares and night terrors. Life has changed, and living with PTSD is part of my ongoing struggle.

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Living With PTSD

I wish I did not dream that much: PTSD and Memories of Terrorism

Things that Go Bump in the Night Terrors of PTSD

Is it Really God or do I Make You Uncomfortable? PTSD, Mental Illness and Christians

Muddling Through PTSD Recovery: A Chaplain’s Story of Return from War

PTSD Dreams and Stranger Things

Not the Cover of the Rolling Stone but the Front Page: Padre Steve Featured in Washington Times article on PTSD

The Continuing Journey: Reflections of 6 Years Dealing with PTSD Faith and Life

Learning to Live with PTSD and Moral Injury through the Lens of Star Trek

Writing My Way Home: Iraq, Faith PTSD and Life

Ending the Stigma: PTSD, TBI and Moral Injury in Senior Leaders

The Season of Hope: Advent and PTSD

Living the Nightmares: PTSD and Iraq Six Years Later

Back from the Abyss: Padre Steve’s Reflections of 5 Years Dealing with PTSD Faith and Life

Fly the Friendly Skies of PTSD: Padre Steve Takes to the Air Yet Again

HD Dreams and Stranger Things Part Two: Sleep Medications and Dreams, the PTSD Conundrum

Epiphanies: PTSD, Life, Leadership, Lawrence of Arabia and the Gospel

Memorial Day 2012: The Perpetual Cost in Human Lives, PTSD, Suicide and Other Issues

The Tapestry of Life: How PTSD and Combat Stress is a Part of Who and What We Are

Till the Smoke Clears: A Reflection on PTSD and Faith

The Front Page: Padre Steve talks about a Newspaper Interview on His Battle with PTSD

PTSD in the Danger Zone and Blue Lights in the Rear View Mirror…Caught in the HOV damn!

PTSD²: Learning to Live Together When Both of You Have PTSD

The Art and Science of Staying Awake and Going to Sleep When You Have PTSD

Survival on the Home Front: Dealing with Other People’s Reactions to My PTSD

Star Trek the Next Generation: Captain Jean-Luc Picard Deals with PTSD

Going to War: A Reflection so Far, Memories, PTSD and hopes and fears Past and Present

“You can observe a lot just by watching” Yogi Berra….How PTSD has made me a lot more Observant

Revisiting the Demons of PTSD: Returning to Iraq in Virginia a Year and a Half Later

The Gifts of PTSD: Insomnia is a Terrible Thing to Waste and the Hidden Value of Hyper-vigilance

The Demons of PTSD: Abandonment

The Demons of PTSD

The Perils of PTSD

The Stigma of PTSD

Reflections about PTSD, Suicide, Moral Injury and War

“Tho’ all the world betray thee” The Minstrel Boy

Christmas 2007 in Anbar: My Last Mass to Love…

I Belong Here With Those in Pain and Who Have Lost Their Faith

An Advent of Doubt, Faith and Struggles

The Troubled Hero of Little Round Top: G.K. Warren and Combat Trauma

Epiphanies and Struggles at 2000

The Bond: Veteran’s Day 2014

The Anger of Moral Injury

Living with Dark Places and Pain

The Dead and Those Forever Changed: Gettysburg and the Human Cost of War

A Good Day to Speak Truth to Power and to be Listened to

Moral Injury: Betrayal, Isolation, Suicidality, & Meaninglessness; the War after the War

Depression Kills: RIP Robin Williams

“You Broke it, You Bought It” The Responsibility of a Nation at War

Broken and Unlikely to Get Better: Military Mental Health Care

Faith and Doubt on a Sunday Afternoon

The Journey of a Christian Agnostic: Remembering 18 Years of Priestly Ministry

Damaged Goods: Broken Clergy and God’s Grace

Sacrifice, a Broken Heart and No Closure: Thoughts of an Iraq Veteran

The Closet of Anxieties and Maybe a Good Night Sleep: Inshallah, (إن شاء الله) God willing…

Never Forget, They are Not Just Names… Reflections on War, Loss and Change: Iraq, Afghanistan and Deep Space Nine

Easter and the Outcasts: For Many the Season is Painful

Moral Injury: The Silent Killer of Veterans

To Believe and Not to Believe, that is the Challenge

Sweet Dreams: The Desire of Those that Return Traumatized by War

God in the Empty Places, Six Years After Iraq

The Long Strange Trip: Six Years After Returning from Iraq

Not Alone: The Real Warriors Campaign

The Enduring Crisis: Suicides in Veterans Spiking

“A Foreign World”: The High Cost of Coming Home from War

Rest In Peace Captain Tom Sitsch USN

My Heart Remains in Al Anbar

It’s What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts: Thoughts on the Occasion of 17th Anniversary of Being Ordained a Priest

To Iraq and Back: Padre Steve’s War and Return

Faith’s Journey: A Progressive Christian Navy Chaplain Looks at the Journey to Wholeness

349: Active Duty Military Suicides Hit New High in 2012

Horizons, Tapestries and the Possibilities of Different Futures

Veterans Day 2012: Remembering those Who Served and Those that Helped Me

A Peaceful Night at the Ballpark: Casting my Cares on the Field of Dreams

The Uncomfortable Truth about the Rise in Military Suicides

The Fallen: Remembering the Human Cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Night Terrors: Padre Steve’s Closet of Anxieties

Goodbye Iraq… Inshallah (إن شاء الله)

Facing the Darkness that Lurks Behind Trauma

To the Edge of Darkness: Notes on a Conference

Clergy Burnout and Suicide: A Growing Problem

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