Dealing with Guilt and Shame: Coping Strategies for Veterans

Drive On Podcast
Drive On Podcast
Dealing with Guilt and Shame: Coping Strategies for Veterans
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Providing advice and strategies for managing feelings of guilt and shame related to military service or civilian life.

  1. Introduction
    • Why do veterans experience guilt and shame?
    • How can guilt and shame affect a veteran’s mental health?
  2. Common Sources of Guilt and Shame in Veterans
    • Combat-related experiences
    • Moral injury
    • Survivor’s guilt
    • Trauma outside of combat
  3. Addressing Shame’s Link to Suicidal Ideation
    • VA Studies
  4. Coping Strategies for Managing Guilt and Shame
    • Acceptance and self-compassion
    • Mindfulness practices
    • Seeking professional help
  5. Conclusion
    • Guilt and shame are common – you’re not alone.
    • Wherever guilt and shame come from, there is help.

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