BDN Publishes Five Takeaway Points from Combat Trauma Talk

The Bangor Daily News published five major points made by Dr. Jonathan Shay, a psychiatrist and combat trauma expert, during his talk “Combat Trauma and the Trials of Coming Home” on May 13 at the University of Maine. More than 250 people attended the keynote address of the fifth annual Conference of the Maine Military & Community Network. According to the BDN, Shay’s main messages were “Let veterans sleep;” “Learn and care about the boring stuff, the not-dramatic stuff;” “Understand moral injury;” “You can do something to help;” and “Healing happens by having one’s story told and understood, often through the arts.”