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Next Steps for Veterans with Brain Injury

Next Steps for Veterans with Brain Injury

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[Adam Anicich] Hey guys, it's Adam. One of the questions I hear a lot from disabled veterans who are getting out of the military— being discharged, maybe being medically retired— is what's their next step in life going to be? What are they going to do? They've got a few options in front of them, and there's not really a right or wrong answer. It's something that you really have to identify with your personal situation. Maybe you're going to go back to school full time in the traditional route. Maybe you're going to go to a community college. Maybe you're going to go to a four-year university. Maybe you're going to go back and get your Master's or your Doctorate. Another option might be to go back to work full time. Maybe you're going to jump right back into the work force, continue what you were doing before the military. Maybe you—because of an injury or an illness— you have to adjust fire and find a new career that works for you. Maybe you're going to go back to a trade school and identify a new skill that you didn't know you had— maybe something you learned in the Army—auto mechanic, welder, diver—something like that—HVAC technician. So think about what you did in your past experiences. Think about how you want that to shape your future. And then take a look at those different options and consider the best course of action for you. Each, obviously, has benefits and drawbacks but very confident you can make the right decision and look forward to hearing about what worked for you. Thanks.

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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.

 
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Hi, I’m Adam Anicich

I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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