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Articles on PTSD from Anabaptist Perspectives
Damaged Vets Need Healing
The Wounds of War
"This is not a ministry intended to "fix" veterans so they can return to battle. It is a commitment to listen to their disturbing stories, to call them to repentance and extend God's mercy and forgiveness, to help them engage in acts of reconstruction and justice making, to love them and their families into our community of faith where we can together learn what it means to be pilgrims on a journey of amazing grace." To read more...
The Wounds of War was published in the July 8, 2008 issue of The Mennonite.
Heggen lives in Corvallis, Ore., and is a member of the Albany (Ore.) Mennonite
Church. She is a psychotherapist who specializes in trauma recovery.
The community-based approach to trauma healing works to mobilize the healing resources already present in communities to help those who are suffering. It integrates modern mental health care practices with traditional forms of healing, economic self-help projects, spiritual expression, nonviolent conflict transformation and other activities such as storytelling and play that bring people together at the same time they bring about healing. Like the cast on a broken limb, these activities provide support for broken souls and broken communities, so that the wounds can properly heal themselves. Read the whole article
From the website of Mental Health Ministries
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