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War and Feelings of Guilt

 

 

 

War and Feelings of Guilt
By: Wendy Ray

While we're safe and sound back home, thousands of U.S. troops are in harm's way overseas. For many Americans, the security of the homefront can lead to feelings of guilt. Guilt is a normal feeling almost all of us have at one time or another. Even at a time of war, facing the guilt you feel and doing something about it, can help make it better.

Images we see on television everyday, give us a sense of what our soldiers are going through overseas. Life in the Heartland is far away from everything, but it doesn't mean war isn't on the minds of the people who live here.

Charlotte Shackles of Cape Girardeau says, "I worry about our troops, those young guys and their families."

Counselor John Hudak hears concerns like those daily, which can lead to feelings of helplessness and guilt. "Another very important part of the phenomena we call guilt is not what we've done, but what can we do," he says. Hudak says people should remember the war affects everyone, especially those who have loved ones in the military. "One way we can show support is do everything we can to help families who have servicemen and women in far off regions," Hudak says.

Helping others can make you feel better, if you're down, but not everyone feels helpless as they follow the war. Some people see serving as a responsibility each soldier takes on willingly. Roger Lang of Cape Girardeau says, "I don't know of anybody who wouldn't go if they had to, no question about it."

If you would like to help service men and women's families, call the American Red Cross for more information.

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