The United States will note the 10-year anniversary of the beginning to the Iraq War on March 19, marking a decade of leaving thousands of soldiers dead or injured. As soldiers return from the front lines, many are faced with moral injury, having to make difficult moral choices under extreme conditions. Moral injury can cause guilt and grief, or in its severest form, it can destroy the will to live. Suicides among veterans hit a record in 2012 with 349 active-duty suicides. To combat the effects of moral injury, Rita Nakashima Brock founded the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, training religious leaders on how to respond.
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