VFU

VFU

Veterans’ Families United, an all volunteer organization providing Resources for Veterans and Their Loved Ones. Veterans’ Families United (VFU) was founded by 2006 Oklahoma Mother of the Year, Cynde Collins-Clark. Cynde’s son Joe, returned from active duty in Iraq with … Continued
Home

Home

The Endless Journey Home   “Click Here” if you or someone you care about, is experiencing readjustment issues and post combat trauma. Written in 2008 and updated in 2014. Links for Veterans and Families Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms … Continued
Wellness Resources

Wellness Resources

Wellness Resources Many new and/or lesser-known wellness and/or healing options are available for Veterans and their families who face the “invisible wounds of war” like PTSD and TBI, depression and anxiety. Common methods for dealing with post combat related issues are the … Continued
Our Story

Our Story

This Is Our Story & Why We Do This NEW! March, 2014 update (see below) In January of 2003, my 19 year old Army Reserve son, announced to me that he volunteered for duty in Iraq and would be leaving … Continued
Physical Symptoms

Physical Symptoms

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Headaches Stomach problems Changes in breathing patterns (i.e. shortness of breath) Lack of energy OR Sometimes being very active and over-energetic Sleep problems Feeling of emotional pain that you have never … Continued
Psychological Symptoms

Psychological Symptoms

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Mood swings Memory problems Addiction/Self Medication Loss of personal hygiene/housekeeping Risk taking behavior Isolation Depression (thinking “what’s the point”) Paranoid thoughts PTSD symptoms usually do not begin to surface until 3-6 … Continued
Isolation

Isolation

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Early Stages: The individual will begin to slowly start cutting himself or herself off from society. These symptoms can be shown by a lack of wanting to go out to social … Continued
Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Hypersensitivity and anxiety usually go hand-in-hand. The most common symptoms are sensitivity to bright light, loud noises, large crowds, unfamiliar places and/or being easily startled. At first these symptoms may appear … Continued