Marine Veteran Nick Morrison's Recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Moral Injury

Mandana Tadayon, Producer

U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Veteran Nick Morrison's Humvee was hit by improvised explosive devices twice then he watched the Humvee he was meant to be in explode while he was deployed in Iraq. When he got home and left the service, the symptoms of his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) became debilitating.

Nick shares how his survivor's guilt and moral injury caused his post-traumatic stress disorder and how the Road Home Program at Rush University in Chicago helped him heal.

The Road Home Program is a part of the Warrior Care Network®, a partnership between Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and four world-renowned academic medical centers, providing veterans and service members living with PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), and other related conditions with a path to long-term wellness.

For information about treatments for PTSD and/or TBI please visit The Treatment Hub.

Posted on BrainLine November 28, 2023.

About the author: Nick Morrison

Nick Morrison’s Humvee was hit by improvised explosive devices on two separate occasions while he was deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps. When he came home, he felt like he was still looking for the enemy. He credits treatment he received through the Wounded Warrior Project® Warrior Care Network® with providing the help he needed to get his life back. Today, Nick draws on his own personal experiences to be a mentor for other warriors.

Nick Morrison smiles in his Marine Corps battle dress uniform (BDUs)