Moral Injury

What is Moral Injury

Think back to that incident which ended with you thinking, "That was really messed up!"

Translation - No human being should be subjected to the sights, sounds, and smells which just assaulted me. I'd like it to go away, but this memory will stay with me." Whether you realized it or not, you suffered moral injury. 

Moral injury happens to the whole self -- on the mental, emotional and spiritual planes at once. Thus, it is beyond the clinical diagnosis of secular clinical counselors, but it is not beyond the diagnosis of our God. The Divine Physician describes this injury in Psalm 32, and He has healing for it. God hears, understands, and answers. 

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Ps 34:18 EHV

...spiritual wounds in need of spiritual healing.

Read more in our Moral Injury Brochure

Institutional Ministries chaplains care! We want you to know that you aren't alone. We are ready to provide confidential help. Support groups are available. A group of officers who have walked where you are walking, stand ready to help. For more information, contact us at office@IM.Life or Philip.Henselin@IM.Life. 

Moral Injury - What it is & Why it Matters Frontline Worker Support

Pastor Phil Henselin - Executive Director at Institutional Ministries

Pastor Henselin's presentation was LIVESTREAMED Saturday, May 1st, 2021.

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Reducing Crime and Fear Collectively

Dr. Rebecca Siehr - Associates in Police Science, Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice, Master’s in Sociology, and Doctorate in Criminology & Victimology

Read this article on how to reduce crime and fear in your community.

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Ministry Behind the Walls

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that carries out behind-the-walls ministry by shining the light of Jesus’ love into hearts.