Self-Mutilation

Self-Mutilation

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Self-mutilation, which can be burning or cutting of oneself, can be a symptom of PTSD sufferers. If you or someone that you know is doing this, it is extremely important to … Continued
Support System

Support System

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) Having a support system (family and friends) to be there for you when you are suffering from PTSD is absolutely necessary for recovery. In my own personal experience, there was … Continued
Recovery and Living with PTSD

Recovery and Living with PTSD

(Excerpt from The Endless Journey Home by Specialist Joe Collins) With proper counseling and medical treatment and support, it is possible to make a complete recovery from PTSD and function as a normal member of society again. Although when I … Continued
Process Changes Needed When Caring for PTSD

Process Changes Needed When Caring for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can happen to normal people who have witnessed a traumatic event. Military training does not cause a person to be immune from trauma. War, by its very nature is a series of traumatic events. Problem: Military … Continued
PTSD Resources

PTSD Resources

VFU is a not-for-profit organization that offers a comprehensive website and resource bank for identifying and helping veterans and families who may need assistance in understanding and coping with war-related illness. Financial resources are not available, but information on how … Continued
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 https://www.calvet.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. Cohen’s Veteran Network –  https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/at-a-glance/ For veterans and families in … Continued
Caregiver Resources

Caregiver Resources

The Arch Foundation – https://www.thearchfoundation.org/ A new foundation for caregivers of profoundly wounded. Their goal is to help caregivers maintain their sense of self within our community. We are here to listen, share resources, build you up so you feel strong … 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