VFU in the News

VFU in the News

“Vets Deal with Stress Following Service” Nov. 10, 2015, Edmond Sun.  Front page article describes ongoing journey with PTSD and VFU’s involvement with “Rock and Brew” Restaurant. VFU “Tinker Take Off” ad, October, 2015  http://www.pageturnpro.com/The-Journal-Record/68442-15-Combined-Federal-Campaign/index.html#1 Our full page ad appears on … Continued
Anxiety

Anxiety

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Anxiety can be tied in to nearly every symptom of PTSD. This is another symptom that often leads to misdiagnosis. A misdiagnosis can lead to the wrong type of medication, which … Continued
California

California

California Dept. of Veteran Affairs http://www.cdva.ca.gov/ CalVet is working hard to help veterans get connected with the resources they need. Their goal is to make government more efficient, effective and accountable for all of California’s veterans. Coming Home Project www.cominghomeproject.net.  Offers psychological counseling … Continued
Employment

Employment

America’s Job Bank – www.ajb.org.  This U.S. Dept. of Labor web site lists jobs available in your state and offers help in building an on-line resume that can be sent to prospective employers listed in the job bank. America’s Heroes … Continued
Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

After Deployment – www.afterdeployment.org.  This website provides “self care” solutions targeting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and other behavioral health challenges commonly faced after deployment. There are self assessment tools, videos and other resources for both veterans and family members. … Continued
Needs Assistance

Needs Assistance

Air Compassion for Veterans – www.aircompassionforveterans.org Wounded warriors and their families are provided FREE medically related flights. The Armed Forces Foundation – www.ArmedForcesFoundation.org.  The Armed Forces Foundation is a non profit organization that started in 2010 and is dedicated to … Continued
PTSD and TBI Resources and Treatments

PTSD and TBI Resources and Treatments

Addiction Guide – http://www.addictionguide.com Comprehensive and up-to-date about various addictions.  The team at addiction guide provides tools and brings awareness about types of treatment available.  After Deployment – www.afterdeployment.org. This website provides “self care” solutions targeting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, … Continued
War Related Clinician/Community Resources

War Related Clinician/Community Resources

War Related Clinician/Community Resources ARMY ONE SOURCE: Treating the Invisible Wounds of War www.aheconnect.com/citizensoldier ASO Referral Code:  AOSEOK21  This includes curriculum designed to assist clinicians in treating invisible wounds of war. Behavioral Health Issues Among Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. War … Continued
Women Veterans

Women Veterans

Women Veterans American Women Veterans www.AmericanWomenVeterans.org. Dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of servicewomen, veterans and their families, American Women Veterans is a good resource for veterans looking for retreats, conferences and outreach campaigns that empower members and their … Continued
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Resources

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Resources

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Resources The following is a personal account of Spc. Joe Collins, USAR who served in Iraq from 03-04. You may “click” on specific sections of the book in the left menu OR you may choose … Continued