Operational Stress & Injury (OSI)-Moral Injury

Operational Stress Injury (OSI) and Moral Injury are significant concerns for individuals working in high-stress environments, such as military personnel, first responders, and healthcare professionals. Psynergy Centre Medicine Hat offers specialized support and treatment individually and in groups for those experiencing OSI and Moral Injury, recognizing the profound impact these conditions can have on mental health and overall well-being.

Operational Stress Injury (OSI): OSI refers to any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties, including but not limited to, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, depression, and substance use disorders. OSIs stem from exposure to traumatic events, high-stress situations, or prolonged operational stress.

Moral Injury: Moral Injury occurs when an individual witnesses or participates in actions that deeply transgress their moral or ethical beliefs, leading to profound emotional and psychological distress. Symptoms may include feelings of shame, guilt, or a sense of betrayal, which can significantly impact an individual’s ability to function and relate to others.

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