FamilyOfaVet - Real world info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat
FamilyOfaVet - Real World info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat.
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Family Of a Vet was started by the proud wife of an OIF Veteran who suffers from PTSD
(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).  Her family originally
planned to be "career" Army.  They dearly loved the military, the people who make up its
family, and are passionate patriots.  However, both her husband's personality changes
(later identified as PTSD & TBI) and some other injuries during his last deployment, caused
their family to make the hard choice to leave military life.

After five years of being involved in FRG's (Family Readiness Groups), AFTB (Army Family
little support is available for the families of veterans.  Before her husband was diagnosed
with PTSD & TBI, their family was in a crisis and she didn't know where to find help or even
what to look for.  Worse still was the fact that many other spouses of OIF or OEF veterans
were experiencing the same family problems and were also unable to find help.

Thankfully, after a lot of Internet searches, she stumbled on to a few resources.  First,
information about the VA Vet Centers and then, the
Vietnam Veteran Wives (VVW)
organization.  Through them, she began to learn about PTSD, then about TBI, about the
affects of combat on families, and finally came to the conclusion that someone had to stand
up and start helping the thousands of "new" vet families being created by the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan.

As that original "one woman Army" began her crusade, she was soon joined by other
Veterans, loved ones, and caring individuals within the mental health community.  What
started as a small project (and a website of less than 10 pages), is growing and adapting
daily to continue meeting the needs of our returning heroes and their families

Through it all, though, our mission and core belief remains the same.  In order for Veterans
and their loved ones to survive and thrive after combat, they have to be given real-world,
worthwhile information and education so that they know not only what they're dealing with,
but how to deal with it!

If you have suggestions on things we should add or would like to help us expand this
community, you are
more than welcome to become part of our cause.  A willing heart is all
that we ask!

To contact us with ideas or to continue helping us build FamilyofaVet.com, please e-mail us
at:


To contact Brannan Vines, the founder of FamilyOfaVet.com, send an e-mail to:
Info -at- FamilyofaVet.com

About FamilyofaVet.com

Brannan -at- FamilyofaVet.com
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