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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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More Living with Traumatic Brain Injury
Senior Chief Petty Officer Brian O'Rourke: Strengthening Family Relationships After a TBI
January 26, 2016
Retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Brian O’Rourke's multiple brain injuries affected his relationships with his family for years. He denied it for a while, but his family encouraged him to seek help.
Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries
December 16, 2015
Many military personnel who experience blast-related traumatic brain injury (MTBI) have lasting brain damage as seen by MRI, according to a study published in Radiology.
Intimacy After An Injury
August 14, 2015
Lee Woodruff of the Bob Woodruff Foundation talks about sex and intimacy after an injury: why nobody wants to talk about it and why we should anyway.
A Mission to Move: Thriving, Not Just Surviving, Following TBI
June 4, 2015
You need a mission. So says Sergeant Bill "Big Sarge" Hansen, a former Marine and a current mentor with the Wounded Warrior Project®. Today Sgt. Hansen has a clear mission: to provide mentorship and support to young veterans carrying the physical and emotional scars of war.
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.