“Healing from Trauma”

Here’s a quote from Jonathan Shay’s Achilles in Vietnam, relating to the role of narrative & community in the healing process:


“Healing from trauma depends upon communalization of the trauma…” — Jonathan Shay, Achilles in Vietnam (1994, p.4)


Andy Warner: “Invisible Injury”


Published by Marek

Cartoonist, musician, teacher.

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  1. Very timely reflection. I’m just reading Phil Klay’s Redeployment which deals with trauma from Irag and Afghanistan. Is there ever a way to get young men to pay attention to the horrors of war?

    1. Actually, Shay’s book addresses the importance of the rest of society paying attention to the trauma those young men know all too deeply…

      1. YES!!!!!!! I have personally endured PTSD of a different cause and know first hand that it MUST be understood and thank GOD for its’ increased awareness!!

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