Moral Injury and PTSD

Moral Injury and PTSD
Led by Rev. Phil Henselin (Institutional Ministries)
July 12-26, 2020

Pastor Phil Henselin volunteered as a police and fire chaplain for seven years before accepting the call as Executive Director of Institutional Ministries. While doing chaplaincy, he began to offer support for First Responders who were struggling with situations causing moral and post-traumatic stress injuries. He continues to offer this support in his new role at Institutional Ministries.

Class Information
  • July 12, 2020 - Moral Injury: We will learn what moral injury is, how it affects us, and what we can do to physically and spiritually support those injured. 
  • July 19, 2020 - PTSD: For many of us, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been popularized into a household term, but it's one which most don’t truly understand. We will learn how post-traumatic events differ from typical trauma, snowballing in intensity. We will dive into some biblical examples and consider how spiritual guidance provides healing.
  • July 26, 2020 - Living with PTSD and Moral Injury: Injuries of this magnitude cannot be sealed away from the rest of our lives. In this study, we will look at the big picture of an individual life, considering what we can do to physically and spiritually support those injured. Hint: Americans like quick solutions. This is a long-term injury.

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