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As Vietnam Veterans Age, Hospices Aim to Meet Their Needs
In addition to high rates of disability and psychological issues, some vets facing the end of life are confronting long-suppressed memories of the traumas of war.
Fox News Coverage of a Fallen Comrade Ceremony and Veteran's Soul Injury
Grassman explains how veterans and families of veterans may suffer from "Soul Injury" and how to bring awareness and healing.
EVENT SPOTLIGHT: 30th Annual Brevard County Long Term Care Symposium Set For Nov. 6
The 30th annual Annual Brevard County Long Term Care Symposium, sponsored by VITAS Healthcare, is set for Nov. 6 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place and is presented by the Brevard County Medical Directors Association.
Opus Peace Organization Helps Local Veterans
"It’s more about looking within yourself and learning how to forgive, learning how to grieve"
At Hospice of Marion County, a place to honor veterans
“We offer the program Soul Injury through our bereavement department, which is also a national program developed by Deborah Grassman for her initiative to help ‘Wounded Warriors’..."
Solemn ceremony in Middletown helps veterans, loved ones share grief and heal
The ceremony also honored first responders and family members of veterans. The people gathered to liberate “soul injuries,” Grassman said, because those who grieve well can heal well, organizers stressed.
Vietnam War veterans honored at ‘Welcome Home’ program
Guest speakers included Angela Sipe, Executive Director of Opus Peace, who discussed “Soul Injury” and the physical and emotional trauma that Vietnam veterans have had to deal with over the years
Soul injuries separate one from sense of self
“Soul injury has to deal with the heart. Not physically, but with the emotional part of the heart.”
Grief Expert visits Comfort Care Hospice
"Often…people who have experienced trauma or tragedies in their lives put it aside. But experiences at the end of life can trigger memories and cause the patients to act out."
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Soul Injury: The Aftermath of War that Complicates Peaceful Dying
Military experiences change veterans in fundamental ways that shape, mold, destroy, and redeem the rest of their lives, including the end of their lives.
Aging Vets & PTSD
There’s still so much we don’t understand about war vets and PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Article on Soul Injury in Boston Globe
An article on Soul Injury appeared in the Boston Globe.
Deborah Grassman / Jim Rudolph Radio Interview
Deborah Grassman and Jim Rudolph of Veterans Funeral Care talk about Soul Injury
Fallen Comrade Ceremony Takes Place in Ohio
New service offers respite for veterans suffering from Soul Injury.
Healing the Deepest Pain
Deborah Grassman has made it her life's work to ease veterans' last days on earth.
Honoring Veterans in Hospice
Serving in the military changes one’s perspective on life, but often it also alters the way they face death.
Mid-Shore Hospice Care: The Special Needs of Vets with Deborah Grassman
It’s hard to think of anyone more qualified to talk about the needs of war veterans as they enter their final stages of life than Deborah Grassman.
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Soldiers & Suicide
A soldier in Lockhart is using his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder to give other service members hope through a documentary called Frozen in War.