Brain Injury Help
Helpful Information Sites
A traumatic brain injury can be a life changing event. Usually TBI hits suddenly and unexpectedly. It not only affects the victim, but also all their friends and family. In addition they may need extensive therapy, have large medical bills and their way of life will be changed forever. This can lead to depression and loss of the will to go on...
But wait! There is good news! Patients and their families are not alone! They do not have to experience this trauma and all of the loss it can bring by themselves. There are many organizations, with loads of info and programs to help TBI victims through their ordeal and regain some if not all normalcy in their lives. Below is a list of some of the websites of these organizations. You can gather good information here along with advice and other forms of help.
Hear From A TBI Survivor
In 1998, Laura Bruno, a registered nurse from Arizona was involved in a horrible car accident. As a result Laura suffered a servere traumatic brain injury that left her with, among other ailments, double vision, paralyzing migraines and an IQ reduction of 47 points. She chronicles her difficulties in managing her TBI and her unbelievable recovery. In this eBook she shares her story and strategies that helped her cope and recover.
The Brain Injury Recovery Network
They state "We have developed this site in an attempt to provide practical, actionable advice for brain injury victims and families. Our goal is to see that victims of brain injuries are given every possible chance to recover." There are two main parts of their site. One is dedicated to crisis, meaning a love one has just endured a brain injury. The second part is dedicated to long term recovery information.
Brain Injury Resource Center
Brain Injury Help
Brain Trauma Foundation
This has a lot of information about medical diagnosis, current research and treatments available and education about traumatic brain injury (TBI).
This is an online book that can be downloaded that is full of useful information for both patients and their families.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is a government organization that provides information and links to resources for patients and their families. They have loads of information including the latest research and government guidelines.
Local Brain Injury Help
There are many local and state/provincial level organizations that can help you through TBI. It's very likely that some of these support groups meet in your community. You can often ask your hospital or your doctor for a list of these local groups and resources. TBI can be a very scary thing to have to deal with, but there is a lot of support that can be found. Do not go it alone! If you know someone affected by TBI make sure they know they are not alone and that there is help and understanding out there.
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