Technical Guide 360: Spiritual Fitness Inventory User Guide (USAPHC)
The Spiritual Fitness Inventory (SFI) is a tool to assist screeners in assessing Soldiers' spiritual fitness as a component of their resilience and readiness. The results of the SFI can be used to facilitate a discussion related to spirituality, and to help an individual track changes in his or her spiritual fitness over time as part of a comprehensive approach to wellness and resiliency.
Boosting Resilience through Spirituality (APHC Brochure)
This brochure provides information on the benefits of spiritual fitness, spiritual fitness tips, finding a chaplain, and what leaders can do to promote tolerance alongside the practice of spirituality.
Moral Injury in the Context of War by Shira Maguen, PhD and Brett Litz, PhD (Va.gov)
What is moral injury? Like psychological trauma, moral injury is a construct that describes extreme and unprecedented life experience including the harmful aftermath of exposure to such events. Events are considered morally injurious if they "transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations" (1). Thus, the key precondition for moral injury is an act of transgression, which shatters moral and ethical expectations that are rooted in religious or spiritual beliefs, or culture-based, organizational, and group-based rules about fairness, the value of life, and so forth.
Talking Spiritual about Moral Injury (VA.gov)
In the context of war, moral injuries may stem from direct participation in acts of combat, such as killing or harming others, or indirect acts, such as witnessing death or dying, failing to prevent immoral acts of others, or giving or receiving orders that are perceived as gross moral violations (2). The act may have been carried out by an individual or a group, through a decision made individually or as a response to orders given by leaders.
Real Warriors - Real Battles - Real Strength
Spirituality can help you feel connected to something bigger than yourself and build resilience at the same time. The Real Warriors Campaign encourages help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds.
Clergy Toolkit (VA.gov)
Clergy and spiritual communities play an important role in supporting Servicemembers and Veterans in their personal well-being and spiritual health. This toolkit was created for clergy who work with our Nation's Veterans and Servicemembers who have or are at risk for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Much of what is contained here is also helpful to clergy members supporting other, non-military trauma survivors.
Articles on Meditation and Mindfulness
Spirituality after Deployment
Coming Home: Developing a Theological Response for Returning Combat Veterans
. This site contains links to resources for OEF/OIF veterans, their Family members, caregivers and spiritual leaders, and spiritual communities.
Health Benefits of Spiritual Fitness
This listing shows the holidays and observances for all the major religious organizations. It includes definitions for each of the observances listed.
Military Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 for the Military Crisis Line
ARMY GI Suicide Prevention
The Army G-1 Website provides many relevant, recent suicide prevention products and hyperlinks.