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Finding the perfect job is never easy, especially when you are moving from the military to the civilian world. Living with symptoms from a traumatic brain injury can add extra stress to that transition. We have gathered information and resources for you here to help you find and succeed in a job, including tips from other veterans.
Starting with an internship and assessing your skills and abilities post-TBI are two strategies to help you successfully return to the work force. Adam shares his experience.
Finding a job is never easy, but here are five suggestions to help you improve your odds and transition into a civilian job.
Although some of the challenges related to returning to work can be hard to change, many people can successfully return to work after a brain injury.
More about returning to work for service members and veterans
Dr. Heechin Chae talks about the best strategies for people with brain injury to return to their jobs, the most important and often difficult one being to return slowly and carefully.
Returning to school as a veteran — especially with a brain injury — can be difficult. Adam suggests strategies like starting slowly or taking a smaller course load that balances better with work and life.
Managing money is complicated, especially for people with a brain injury who may have trouble remembering what they spent or creating a budget. Adam shares some tips from online banking to keeping a spending journal.
Adam knows that the expression, "the world is your oyster" can sound exciting or scary, especially for veterans with TBI figuring out what to do after being in the military.
The military provides three meals a day, shelter, uniforms, and a structured schedule. The civilian side does not. Adam talks about what to be aware of when transitioning from military to civilian life.
Lt. Col. Philip Holcombe, PhD explains how the use of imaginal or behavioral rehearsals helps service members and veterans find strategies to overcome their obstacles.
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