Veteran and our LOV co-founder Danique will be a guest speaker at the 2020  Women Veterans Military Moral Injury Conference. Charleston, SC residents in or around the area March 26-27, Richmond, VA residents May 14-15. The event will bring together women veterans, researchers, mental health professionals, and chaplains to learn about new assessments, treatments, and resources for military-related injuries, including moral injury, and address regional lay leaders in how to assist them in transitioning well into their civilian communities.

Moral Injury happens when someone’s core values and worldview are shattered by experiencing a traumatic event that elicits reactions including but not limited to:

  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Rage
  • Distrust
  • Flashbacks
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Emotional Detachment

Military Moral Injury is specific to trauma experienced during military service, not only in combat, but trauma inflicted by or on fellow service members at any point in service including:

  • Rape
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Hazing
  • Physical Violence
  • Witnessing / Inflicting Moral Wrongs
  • Toxic Leadership

Co-Founder of LOV and Navy Veteran Danique states, “I think moral injury is an important aspect of the suicide epidemic we are not discussing. Some trauma through moral injury is at a different level than PTSD. It’s an up and coming topic that is finally gaining in discourse. This affects all demographics, even though this Conference focuses on Women Veterans and Military,, this issue encompasses a much larger dynamic demographic.”

RSVP & link to purchase tickets is available on our Facebook events page.