“The study will explore one’s beliefs on whether experiencing certain types of stressful experiences, such as morally distressing events, may be more challenging to disclose and seek help for.”
One type of psychological distress that may be experienced by military members is moral injury - the psychological distress in response to experiences that transgress personal moral standards. Moral injury is particularly concerning because individuals may not seek help due to perceived risk of career or legal repercussions. Given the importance of receiving adequate mental health care when it is needed, research is urgently needed to understand how beliefs about confidentiality may influence help-seeking in military members and Veterans.
This study collects data using online methods and does not require you to come to the lab. Please check the methods section for details.
Remote Interview over Zoom
Remote interview with a researcher
An Interview Study of Beliefs about Confidentiality and Attitudes toward Disclosure of Moral Injuries