Hey guys, it's Adam, and today I'm here to talk to you
about something that you are probably not going to want to hear.
It's about taking personal responsibility
for your injury, your recovery,
and kind of getting your life back on track.
In my line of work, I talk to a ton of people every day--
injured veterans, injured service members, caregivers--
folks just like you who are not feeling motivated
to participate in their rehabilitation.
They're not feeling motivated to get back out there
and jump back in the saddle
and move forward with their lives.
I know, I've been there, I understand
that you feel down, you feel depressed,
you feel safe staying at home,
you feel like it's not something that you want to devote
enormous amounts of energy
for what you view as little progress on a daily or weekly basis.
But I'm here to tell you that you absolutely have to do that.
You have to take control of this
and starting working towards a goal.
So plan out a goal, whether it's a physical rehabilitation goal,
whether it's an emotional or psychological or social rehabilitation goal.
Find some friends,
communicate with a support group,
work with some of your peers or colleagues
who maybe have experienced some of this.
How do you do that?
Quite honestly, it's easy. You can do it from home.
You can log on to the website that you see below
and look at our social media links here.
You can take a look at the local VA medical centers
and see what kind of support groups
or activity groups they have
for injured veterans just like you--
those with traumatic brain injuries,
sometimes with PTSD and rehabilitative therapies in that sense,
other times it's occupational and social therapy groups--
who might just be able to get you back in the swing of things,
give you that little kick that you need to take control of your life
and start enjoying things again.
Take a look, let me know what you think,
and write in and tell us about your success. Thanks.
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"I've been there ... it's hard!" Adam knows that it's difficult to feel motivated to participate in one's own recovery when the progress seems slow; it's hard to jump in the saddle to get on with your life. He offers support and strategies that work.