Chuck Norris Speaks Out For Veterans Facing This Very Real Issue
Don't you love it when Chuck Norris stands up and tells it like it is? The actor, martial artist, and activist is at it again and this time he's talking about an issue that faces thousands of our brothers and sisters who've come home from serving in the military.
One of the issues that Norris spends time on in particular is PTSD. But it's a type of PTSD that has a different name and a different set of symptoms and treatment. That name is a "moral injury" and Norris is quick to point out the good that many veterans are doing to combat this injury.
He tells of two veterans who walked from Milwaukee to Los Angeles, a distance of 2,700 miles. The journey took them over 150 days and is the subject of a new documentary called "Almost Sunrise."
Norris speaks about what makes this "moral injury" different from other forms of PTSD.
"Moral Injury is differentiated from PTSD in that it directly relates to guilt and shame veterans experience as a result of committing actions that go against their moral codes. Therapists who study and treat moral injury have found that no amount of medication can relieve the pain of trying to live with these moral burdens."
This is an important time and Chuck Norris makes sure to affirm that. We have men and women walking around our country who are struggling with this moral form of PTSD.
Part of that healing, Norris says, comes from embracing alternative forms of healing. The two men who trekked from Milwaukee to Los Angeles were "helped by a number of counselors and treatments, including a Native American spiritual healer and a meditative technique called power breathing."
What should we do about it?
Norris is quick to point out that many soldiers feel that dealing with PTSD is much harder than a real wound. So we need to be mindful of those brave men and women who may be facing these internal and very real struggles.
God bless America and God bless the men and women who serve her.