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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.

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The Ripple Effect of Hope

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.”

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What Has Worked for Me

What Has Worked for Me
July 18, 2014
Cheryl Gansner shares her experiences and strategies for life with her husband with TBI and PTSD, especially the social and emotional stuff.

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The Point Where I Can See No Further

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.

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More Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

AVBI Medical Alert Program

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.

Helping Children Caught in the Crossfire at Home

Helping Children Caught in the Crossfire at Home
May 27, 2014
Why does Mommy always have headaches? Why can Daddy yell but I can’t? Why is our family different because of the war?

Ten Ways to Make College More Friendly to Veterans

Ten Ways to Make College More Friendly to Veterans
April 2, 2014
Karen Gross, who served as a senior policy advisor to the US Department of Education in Washington, DC, writes about the opportunities and challenges facing returning veterans when

BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now

BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now
March 18, 2014
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.

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Adam at Ease

A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich

BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now

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

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.

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