Today Dr. Suzanne Phillips welcomed Tom Voss as a guest on Psych Up Live. Tom is one of the veterans featured in the important documentary, “Almost Sunrise.” This compelling documentary features two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, tormented by the scars of moral injury and the accompanying anger and depression for years after returning home. Close to suicide, both embark on an extraordinary journey – a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and ultimately save themselves.
Listen in as Tom Voss will be sharing his thoughts and perspectives on moral injury and the aspects of his journey that fostered steps toward remembering, connecting, self-compassion, connection with nature, breathing and forgiving across miles and modalities. Tom will also share what it means to return home emotionally, and his mission to help other veterans.
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Suzanne B. Phillips Psy.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomate in Group Psychology, Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). She is a newly retired Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Psychology Doctoral Program at LIU Post, N.Y. She is a member of Division 19 and in February 2008 as Community Outreach Chair of AGPA, she gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military and their families. On a yearly basis she runs the weekly AGPA’s Camp Galaxy for military children at the 106th Rescue Squad, Westhampton, NY.