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Living with Traumatic Brain Injury
When a family’s loved one returns home with a traumatic brain injury, even one considered “mild”, it can affect the whole family — from financial challenges to job loss. At first, changes that normally follow brain injury — especially emotional and behavioral changes — can be to hard comprehend and accept. And unlike a broken bone, recovery from a TBI can take months or years.
While most people who sustain a TBI recover quickly, for some people — and their families — life may need to be reinvented, reinterpreted, and accepted as something different. And although life after a brain injury usually involves challenges, it doesn’t mean life is less valuable or fulfilling.
The 'Walls' That I Have Come Up Against
More Living with Traumatic Brain Injury
The Ripple Effect of Hope
July 30, 2014
“I have made up my mind not to let combat trauma define my family or my nation. I will not let this journey be the end of my joy.”
What Has Worked for Me
July 18, 2014
Cheryl Gansner shares her experiences about life with her husband, Sgt. Bryan Gansner, who has TBI and PTSD -- especially the social and emotional side.
The Point Where I Can See No Further
June 18, 2014
"I have come as close to the truth as a I can, and now I am free of the facts,” says Janet Burroway about her soldier son's suicide.
AVBI Medical Alert Program
June 10, 2014
Get your medical alert dog tag and a tri-fold credit-card sized identity card to alert medical personal of your TBI and/or PTSD.
A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich
BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now
Adam thanks you — his blog viewers and supporters — and encourages you to continue the discussion and awareness raising about TBI and PTSD; the battle does not stop here.
At College, Move Beyond the Stigma of Asking for Help After a Brain Injury
If extra time on a test or memory aids can make life easier during college, why not use them? Adam talks about moving past the "stigma" of using disability services and getting the help you need to succeed in college.