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Cheryl Gansner | July 18, 2014
Cheryl Gansner shares her experiences about life with her husband, Sgt. Bryan Gansner, who has TBI and PTSD -- especially the social and emotional side.
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July 1, 2014
A moving documentary episode in which one family struggles in the wake of combat-related TBI and PTSD.
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July 1, 2014
A marriage is put in crisis when a Marine returns home from Iraq with TBI and PTSD.
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July 1, 2014
Jerry Cortinas, retired from US Special Forces, struggles after returning home to his family with an amputated hand, TBI, and PTSD.
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July 1, 2014
With the support of his wife, Jerry Cortinas who is living with TBI and PTSD, tries adaptive skiing for the first time.
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July 1, 2014
In Chapter 3 of this documentary episode, Jerry Cortinas, who has TBI and a missing hand, successfully tackles the mountain on a snowboard.
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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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June 11, 2014
"I understand that you feel trapped and lost. I’d like to help you to move forward," says the OT to the Army vet.
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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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February 24, 2014
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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February 18, 2014
When it comes to TBI and PTSD, everyone's recovery is different. But Adam shares three key principles that can be crucial for everyone.
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February 3, 2014
TBI? PTSD? Both? No matter your diagnosis, Adam says that taking the first steps to get help is what will matter most for a successful recovery.
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January 27, 2014
Transitioning from military to civilian life can take time and can be tricky. Adam talks about how student veteran groups on college campuses can help vets reintegrate socially in their own way and  time.
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January 21, 2014
Adam shares an inspiring story about a friend with TBI and PTSD who almost ended his life but instead found the courage to ask for help — even though at the time he may not have known what that help looked like.
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January 15, 2014
Army Staff Sergeant Russell Smith uses art to help himself and other veterans with TBI and PTSD.
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January 6, 2014
Adam offers advice to caregivers of a loved one with TBI and/or PTSD — from simply trying to see how that person's life has changed to helping him get involved in confidence-boosting activities.
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December 30, 2013
Adam talks frankly about his challenges keeping up with family and friends since his injury; he has good intentions but following through remains difficult.
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December 23, 2013
Service members, veterans, and their caregivers are incredibly resilient, says Adam, but learning to connect with whatever community you are in will only strengthen that resiliency.
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December 9, 2013
Adam says that like drill and ceremony and calling cadence, which start with a first step, so does recovery from a brain injury and/or PTSD.
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December 4, 2013
Adam shares a message of hope to those diagnosed with TBI and/or PTSD: Your life may be different, but you are still the driver and in control.
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December 4, 2013
Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Wight talks about being deployed when his son sustained a severe brain injury, how the Army helped his family cope, and how his son inspires others.
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Elise Mitchell | November 18, 2013
"I miss having a husband, a best friend ... I may be married, but I don't have a husband. I have a roommate."
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Elise Mitchell | November 18, 2013
"PTSD is cyclical. It moves in waves. It's always present, but for us and our situation, there seems to be ups and downs."
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Elise Mitchell | November 18, 2013
"It's not going to be easy, but we've managed this long and I'm not giving up. PTSD is not going to ruin us!"
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Cheryl Gansner | November 18, 2013
For anyone, especially someone living with PTSD and TBI, having a new baby is both joyful and exhausting. Caregiver Cheryl Gansner talks about the challenges of having a new baby in the house.
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November 11, 2013
Receiving service-related disability compensation does not interfere with the funds veterans receive from the GI Bill, explains Adam.
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October 28, 2013
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.
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October 28, 2013
Few people are more qualified to offer military caregivers advice and encouragement than others who have walked in their shoes. Hear advice and thoughts from TBI caregivers.
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October 21, 2013
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.
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September 29, 2013
Whether taking classes online or finding a seat in a lecture hall that makes you feel safe, Adam shares ideas for vets with TBI and PTSD returning to school.
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September 9, 2013
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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September 3, 2013
Adam talks about how easy it is to set up the accommodations you may need when in college with a TBI or PTSD by first getting documentation from your doctor.
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August 26, 2013
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.
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August 26, 2013
Adam shares his story of how polytrauma care at the VA changed his life aftter brain injury, including the unintended consequence of wanting to return to college.
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Cheryl Gansner | August 23, 2013
Caregiver Cheryl Gansner talks about remember the feeling of walking on eggshells because of her husband's TBI and PTSD.
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Cheryl Gansner | August 23, 2013
Caregiver Cheryl Gansner talks about when "the post-traumatic stress presented itself, we were floating in a thick sludge of constant drama."
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Cheryl Gansner | August 23, 2013
Caregiver Cheryl Gansner talks about the challenges of getting consistent combat-related compensation payment for her injured husband.
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Cheryl Gansner | August 23, 2013
Caregiver Cheryl Gansner talks about missing how she and her husband used to be able to socialize before his TBI and PTSD.
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Cheryl Gansner | August 23, 2013
Caregiver Cheryl Gansner talks about her husband's fifth "alive day" — the day an IED ripped his legs apart and left him with a TBI and PTSD. The day he nearly died.
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August 19, 2013
Adam knows from experience that using any accommodations in college for brain injury or other injuries is always confidential, so veterans returning to college need not worry.
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August 12, 2013
Adam shares his experience of returning to school twice, the second time equipped with strategies and tools to help with his brain injury. "The experiences were night and day," he says.
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August 1, 2013
Patients are an integral part of the interdisciplinary polytrauma team at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center. The team works collaboratively with veterans to help them meet their personal goals and reintegrate back into the community, academics, and the workforce. "I've got a long way to go," says Vincent Short, Specialist (RET), U.S. Army, "but I feel very empowered."
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In 1990, Kelli Gary fell asleep at the wheel and sustained a severe brain injury. Along a bumpy but ultimately successful path, Dr. Gary earned her bachelor of science degree, two masters degrees, and a PhD.
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In college after her brain injury, Kelli Gary, PhD determined her major then worked diligently and resourcefully to succeed in getting her degree.
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Kelli Gary, PhD talks about how she balanced graduate school with getting work experience and going slowly to achieve all of her goals post-brain injury.
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Speaking from personal experience, Kelli Gary, PhD knows how difficult and frustrating it can be to have to learn to study and think in entirely different ways. "But don't give up," she says. "It can be done!"
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"I look back at my years in college and graduate school and think, wow, if I had just used disability services, my life would have been a lot easier," says Kelli Gary, PhD.
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After five months in acute rehab following her car crash, Kelli Gary, PhD returned to college and tried to do what she had always done. Within two months, she was flunking out. She needed a new plan.
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Even today, after earning her PhD and two masters degrees, Kelli Gary, PhD knows that, with a TBI, sometimes you have to take one step back in order to take two steps forward.
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For Kelli Gary, PhD, one of the hardest lessons she learned was that she had accept the slow process of rebuilding her skills after brain injury in order to ultimately succeed at college.
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July 17, 2013
For many veterans, a brain injury may change the trajectory of your career path. Adam talks about how and where to seek help when exploring ideas for a new career.
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July 1, 2013
For veterans looking for school or work opportunities, there can be many questions. Adam talks with Viriginia Employment Commission Rep. William Marquez to learn more.
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June 24, 2013
After a TBI, sometimes it's hard to think of the word you want, or you get confused and forget what you were going to say. Don't be afraid to ask for help — gesture a trusted friend to help you continue the conversation.
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June 17, 2013
From doing puzzles and building Lego models to finding items in the grocery store or mapping a route on the subway, Adam shares his experiences in occupational therapy and how it really helped him during his recovery from TBI.
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June 17, 2013
As a combat photographer, Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall received numerous physical injuries and experienced PTSD from the events she witnessed. With help from a friend, she found the help she needed.
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June 14, 2013
The last thing Samuel Console, a retired Pennsylvania Army National Guard lieutenant, remembers after the explosion in Iraq was an orange flash of light. It wasn't until six years later he was diagnosed with brain injury.
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June 14, 2013
Luis Carlos Montalvan is a decorated war veteran with PTSD and a TBI sustained while serving two tours in Iraq. Here's what his service dog, Tuesday, might say if he could talk.
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June 10, 2013
Adam talks about how it wasn't until he fully took control of his own recovery that he started to see big changes in his life. "Take personal accountability for how you want to live your life. The choice is yours."
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June 3, 2013
If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of TBI or PTSD, you're depressed, isolating yourself, or just feeling like something is not right in your head, reach out for help. It is never too early to get the help you need.
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May 20, 2013
Adam talks about why it's important to keep an open line of communication with PTs, OTs, and other healthcare providers during TBI recovery. "You are the only one who knows exactly where you are. Tell them and they can care for you better."
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May 13, 2013
It may be a cliché, but when one door shuts, often another, better one opens. Adam talks about a friend, a retired Marine, who tried something totally out of character and has now not only made a business from it but derives great pleasure from it.
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May 6, 2013
"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.
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April 29, 2013
People want to help if they see you struggling, but sometimes you want to do whatever you are doing on your own, says Adam. Maybe you have balance problems and taking the stairs is slow going. Make a joke or thank people, but carry on yourself.
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April 22, 2013
Volunteering is a great way to reengage in the world and to be with other veterans with similar issues from TBI, says Adam. Whether going on a fishing or camping trip, volunteering offers a way to bond with others like you and have fun, too.
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April 15, 2013
Adam talks about a friend who runs an art therapy program for vets with TBI and PTSD. "It's a place where you can express yourself in a safe, self-paced environment. A place to be with other vets in a quiet, relaxing setting," explains Adam.
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April 12, 2013
Helping someone with a brain injury navigate life on a college campus after being in the military can be a tall order. Army veteran Timm Lovitt is the man for the job.
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April 8, 2013
Suicide is invariably tricky to discuss. Adam talks about what signs and symptoms people should be aware of for themselves and for their loved ones who are depressed and also what resources are out there to help.
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April 8, 2013
Adaptive sports like kayaking are great therapy for the injured brain ... and injured spirit. Hear from a few veterans who found hope, friendship, and renewed confidence from being out on the water.
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April 1, 2013
Should you jump in and finish a sentence for someone with TBI who is having trouble speaking or trying to form a word? Should you drop eye contact if the person is struggling? Adam talks about how to respectfully interact with someone with a TBI.
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March 26, 2013
Searching for a job can be frustrating — and exhausting, especially for veterans with TBI. Adam gets some good ideas from Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission.
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March 18, 2013
"Veterans make great employees," Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission, explains to Adam. Prospective employers should focus more on the veterans' hard work, discipline, and skill level and less on any disability they may have.
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March 12, 2013
"I just wanted to turn off the 600 TV sets that were going on all the time in my head." Hear Maj. Jeff Hall's story that went from thoughts of suicide to finding his way back to his family and life.
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March 11, 2013
When searching for a civilian job, veterans should consider finding a friend or buddy in a similar situation with whom to share ideas and strategies. Adam talks with Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission, about this topic.
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March 4, 2013
Adam talks to Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission, about the resources available for veterans to help them find equivalent civilian jobs for what they did on active duty.
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February 25, 2013
Adam talks with Army veteran William Marquez, Viriginia Employment Commission, about how to help veterans get the necessary licenses, certifications, and training they need to enter the civilian workforce.
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February 20, 2013
It takes active participation to move forward after combat-related injuries. Army veteran Adam Anicich should know -- and here he shares his experiences.
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February 19, 2013
Adam talks with Army veteran William Marquez, Viriginia Employment Commission, about how to get the job qualifications needed to transfer from a military to a civilian career.
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February 13, 2013
The story of one Marine's job retrieving and examing the remains of fellow soldiers lost in combat and the crippling psychological toll this experience took once she was stateside.
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February 11, 2013
Adam's injury happened seven years ago, but he still finds he gets frustrated by some of his lingering symptoms. He suggests turning that frustration into a call to action to stay focused on your recovery.
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February 4, 2013
Like other veterans with TBI, Adam finds talking on a cellphone stressful and uncomfortable. He prefers talking face-to-face with people — that way he can hear better and also see the person's body language.
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January 28, 2013
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January 25, 2013
Former Marine Mike Zacchea does not remember his wedding. Or a trip to Florida. For a long time, he didn't realize he had sustained several debilitating blast-related concussions as well as PTSD.
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January 25, 2013
"PTSD turns my husband into a monster. But my husband is a hero. He is not a monster."
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January 25, 2013
Matt Brown, who suffers from combat-related TBI and PTSD, talks about how his family helped him defeat his suicidal tendencies and his depression — and become human again.
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January 25, 2013
Former Marine Matt Brown, who suffers from combat-related TBI and PTSD — talks about strategies and games that have helped him with his memory and daily routine.
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January 25, 2013
Mike Zacchea finally got psychological help after setting his house on fire because he thought his wife was an insurgent.
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January 25, 2013
Although she hates to have to talk to her husband — who suffers from combat-related TBI and PTSD — like a child, sometimes that's the only way she can get him to understand her.
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January 25, 2013
Former Marine Matt Brown, who has TBI and PTSD, was dangerously suicidal and he would never "sugarcoat" that fact. It was finding his voice to help others that saved him.
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January 22, 2013
A friend of Adam's told him about the Pomodoro Technique — a time management method that breaks up periods of work into 25-minute intervals. In a nutshell, frequent breaks can improve focus and mental agility.
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January 22, 2013
A lot can happen in 14 months in Iraq. Spc. William Medlin found talking about his trauma with a counselor helped.
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January 16, 2013
The breaking point came when Sandra Rivera found their 9-year-old son backed against a wall with his arms over his face, shielding himself from her husband’s screaming.
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January 14, 2013
Adam knows that sometimes for veterans life after combat feels like its being lived on autopilot — with little joy. Adam shares some ideas and strategies to turn that situation around.
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January 7, 2013
Pain can negatively color one's life, especially when that person has a brain injury where energy is at a premium as it is. Adam shares his advice.
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January 4, 2013
It took almost nine years for Marine Michael Grywalsky to get the help he needed for TBI and PTSD. Without the tenacity of his wife, he may never have gotten it.
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January 3, 2013
It was when her injured veteran husband said "yet," that Andrea Sawyer was truly terrified.
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December 31, 2012
Just like a squad, flight, or platoon, a family needs to come together after a brain injury as a support unit. Adam talks about how the change in family roles can be hard, but patience and communication will help the family work together as a whole.
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December 17, 2012
For some service members and veterans after a brain injury, speaking becomes harder whether it is with word retrieval or the amount of time it takes to formulate and deliver a response or comment. Adam shares his experience with being a sensitive and respectful listener.
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December 11, 2012
Sometimes service members and veterans with TBI and/or PTSD find it easier to be alone, away from people — even family and friends. But ultimately, that is not healthy. Adam shares ideas to help loved ones ease back into life events without adding stress.
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November 26, 2012
It's understandable that service members and veterans can get angry or frustrated when witnessing people in the civilian world getting upset about something trivial like a coffee made wrong. Adam shares some ideas.
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November 19, 2012
Accepting changes in oneself after a brain injury can be difficult. But denying the changes, over the long run, will be more painful — for the injured person and those he loves. Adam shares his experience.
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November 16, 2012
Using a common sense approach, Major Charles Hall helps injured Marines find their way forward.
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November 12, 2012
Guilt never feels good. But it's important for service members and veterans with TBI to talk openly about these feelings with their family, friends, and therapists and realize that they are all working toward that person's best outcome. Adam shares his thoughts on the subject.
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October 30, 2012
When preparing children to see a loved one with a severe or moderate brain injury — one that may include significant changes physically and emotionally — it's best to be honest and upfront. Adam shares some good idease about how to help kids face the new reality of their loved one.
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October 22, 2012
Do you feel your anger start to hyper-escalate when someone steals your parking spot or cuts you in line at the grocery store? That is not uncommon for service members trying to transition back into civilian life. Adam suggests talking to someone who's been there, who understands.
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October 15, 2012
For some service members and veterans like Adam, returning from a depolyment can feel like riding an emotional rollercoaster. He recommends trying to recognize these emotions, to become more self-aware as a way to break the vicious cycle of intense emotions and frustration.
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October 9, 2012
One of the pitfalls of TBI can be a lack of motivation, but setting a small daily goal like cleaning the refridgerator or walking the dog can lead to bigger goals like lunch out or playing frisbee in the park with friends. Adam shares some ideas.
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October 5, 2012
Bernadette Semple was on her way to a mission when someone on her flight hit her hard on the temple. It wasn't until months later that she realized the extent of her symptoms.
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October 5, 2012
Retired Navy Commander Bernadette Semple had always been an intelligent and highly motivated person. She applied those qualities to the rehabilitation of her brain and her back.
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October 5, 2012
Among other key strategies, Retired Navy Commander Bernadette Semple learned that making a detailed schedule each day and sticking to it is crucial for success after brain injury.
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October 5, 2012
It is powerful — and important for recovery — for people with TBI to hear and share their stories and coping mechanisms with each other after brain injury. Retired Navy Commander Bernadette Semple shares her experiences.
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October 1, 2012
Adam shares an email from a Marine's wife about "brain fatigue." She worries that people — including her injured husband — think he is lazy or less proactive when it's simply a physiological symptom of the TBI. Adam offers kind and sage advice.
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September 18, 2012
Having a brain injury can sometimes make people feel differently about themselves, perhaps less confident, which can make meeting people challenging. Adam recommends slowly pushing yourself to engage in social activities ... and gaining back some confidence.
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September 10, 2012
Adam knows from his experiences as well as those of most of his friends with TBI that social situations can be difficult. Sometimes they know they can come off as "rude or self-absorbed" but that way of being, or seeming, is more a function of cognitive dysfunction.
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September 4, 2012
It's common for service members and veterans, like Adam, with a brain injury and/or post-traumatic stress to return home from combat and have intense feelings they don't know what to do with. But with help and patience, these emotions will settle down.
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August 20, 2012
For people with combat-related TBI, being in unfamiliar places can be very stressful. Adam suggests starting slowly with a picnic or a walk and building up to longer getaways.
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August 13, 2012
Adam shares his experiences of having to push through the frustrating periods during his recovery from brain injury and continue to make progress.
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July 30, 2012
For veterans and service members with TBI, getting help anonymously is available. But Adam encourages taking the courageous step to reach out for help.
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July 23, 2012
Adam didn't realize the ramifications of his TBI until he returned home, away from the combat environment.
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July 17, 2012
Social events can be quite draining for people with a brain injury. Adam says learning to give yourself the downtime you need — before and after the event — is helpful.
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July 9, 2012
Stops, lines, colors, directions — and lots of people rushing to and from trains. Riding the subway can be anxiety making and confusing, especially after a combat-related brain injury. Adam shares some strategies.
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Derek McGinnis | July 3, 2012
Realizing you are not the only one with a brain injury gives you the ability to get insight into the injury-related challenges, get help, make a plan, and carry on from there. Navy veteran Derek McGinnis shares his experience.
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Derek McGinnis | July 3, 2012
"Being in the hospital after a TBI — tubes and machines attached everywhere — is scary and frustrating. Only the Marines were able to calm me down." Navy veteran Derek McGinnis shares his experience.
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Derek McGinnis | July 3, 2012
Focus on what you can do after injury, give it 110% effort, and the other abilities will come. Navy veteran Derek McGinnis shares his experience.
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Derek McGinnis | July 3, 2012
Vets and service members need help after injury not only to build on the strengths they once had but also to realize how to grow and change from there. Navy veteran Derek McGinnis shares his experience.
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Derek McGinnis | July 3, 2012
Team Semper Fi has given Navy veteran Derek McGinnis and many other veterans with TBI and/or lost limbs a place to face challenges and meet them with pride and a sense of belonging.
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Derek McGinnis | July 3, 2012
Facebook and other social media sites are effective ways for military vets like Navy veteran Derek McGinnis to connect with other vets who are experiencing the same challenges post-injury, post-deployment.
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Derek McGinnis | July 3, 2012
The wife of Navy veteran Derek McGinnis, in a supportive and loving way, helped him become independent after his brain and other injuries. She acted like his wife, not his caregiver.
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Derek McGinnis | July 3, 2012
Derek McGinnis, an Iraq veteran, tells the story of his deployment, his combat injuries (brain, leg, hand, and more), and the road back to recovery.
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Derek McGinnis | July 3, 2012
"There have been people who didn't leave me even when I told them to, who gave me chances, who listened even during my darkest times post-injury. I couldn't have made it without them." Navy veteran Derek McGinnis shares his experience.
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July 2, 2012
An important event at work can take careful planning and energy — before and after the event. Adam shares some tips to help you "break a leg."
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June 25, 2012
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.
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May 29, 2012
No one wants to feel like a slacker or be perceived as one. Adam shares some excellent advice about how to get necessary accommodations with the help of the school's administration and professors.
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May 21, 2012
Being back from deployment, especially with a TBI, can be overwhleming and paying bills sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of treatment, recovery, school, work, and family. Adam recommends using automatic bill paying.
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May 16, 2012
Army veteran and documentarian Justin Springer tells the story of four service members who struggle in the wake of blast-related brain injuries.
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May 16, 2012
Along Recovery is an intimate portrait of TBI, the signature wound of Afghanistan and Iraq. This film documents the TBI recovery process from the perspective of four soldiers recently evacuated from combat operations.
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May 14, 2012
Adam Anicich talks about why going to a restaurant post-TBI is often far from relaxing and what to do to make the experience better.
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May 7, 2012
Adam learned to implement his "four-finger approach" — something he learned in OT at the VA — so he never forgets his wallet, keys, cellphone, and sunglasses.
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March 27, 2012
New appliances, like Adam's microwave, come with all sorts of buttons, displays, and settings. Heating up rice for the first time is not always easy.
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March 20, 2012
After his brain injury, Adam had to create strategies to help him associate names with faces — from gleaning identifying factors in conversation to adding photos to his electronic contacts.
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March 13, 2012
One-on-one conversations are easy and fun, but for someone like Adam, who has a brain injury, being in a large group can be challenging.
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March 6, 2012
After his brain injury, Adam Anicich needed help getting organized, remembering appointments and people, and finding places. His Smartphone -- with its proactive calendar and GPS function -- has as helped him remedy his "sloppiness."
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December 10, 2011
Starting the journey of taking care of loved one with TBI can be overwhelming. These military parents and spouses share their experiences.
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December 10, 2011
Once caregivers understand more about what has happened to their loved one's brain, they are more knowlegeable to help.
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December 10, 2011
Doctors often tell caregivers that they are the person who knows their loved one best, and they're going to have to be his voice until he has his own back.
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December 10, 2011
Getting the right services at the right time is crucial for your loved one's recovery. Start with a case manager.
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November 8, 2011
This documentary follows the journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard and end up combat veterans dealing with TBI and PTSD.
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October 28, 2011
Watch this Marine's powerful story of recovery — with the help of his therapists at the VA and his own family.
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Derek McGinnis | August 8, 2011
"I don't measure how far I have come by goals achieved .... For me, what counts is that pain no longer rules my life," so writes Iraq veteran Derek McGinnis.
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May 27, 2011
"For Ted, the first year of his recovery was like being born all over again, except accelerated."
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May 10, 2011
Army vet Timm Lovitt finds that reaching out to help other vets is his own best medicine.
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May 10, 2011
"Though daddy may be different, daddy is still daddy." Glimpse into this hope-filled children's book about a family and brain injury.
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January 31, 2011
A real hero knows when to ask for help. Sgt. Josh Hopper, who sustained a TBI in Iraq, is one such hero.
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January 31, 2011
When a service member deploys, everyone around them is affected. Learn more from these brave warriors and their loved ones.
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Pax
November 9, 2010
A service dog like Pax doesn't just impact one person's life, rather a whole network of people.
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September 21, 2010
The powerful story of Pax, an amazing dog trained by an inmate to help an Iraq vet transform his life.
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A brain injury can significantly affect a person's ability to make good choices in relationships. 
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Kelli Gary talks about new personal limitations she faced after her traumatic brain injury and how she finally came to deal with and realize that life would be different.
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Kelli Gary talks about the compensatory strategies that she found through her own experience worked for her — like recording herself reading her text books to better prepare for class and tests.
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Kelli Gary talks about deciding to go back to school after her traumatic brain injury and her mom who supported her even when school didn't work out the first time.
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Kelli Gary talks about the strategies she used to rebuild her social supports after her traumatic brain injury.
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Kelli Gary talks about her life living with traumatic brain injury and dealing with the everyday struggles she never anticipated.
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"I never gave up. I knew it was harder. Things were more difficult. It would take more time. But I never gave up."
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Having full awareness of her long-term issues from TBI has helped Dr. Kelli Gary adapt strategies that work and make choices that better order her life.
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June 20, 2009
Life as he knew it ended with a shock wave through his brain. A sister shares her story.
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May 7, 2009
“Stay focused and patient and you'll get better.”
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April 29, 2009
Even after losing a leg and sustaining a mild TBI, this veteran is moving with a new confidence.
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February 3, 2009
The story of one marriage after TBI.
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January 1, 2008
This excerpt draws from the dramatic story of West Point’s class of 2002, the first in a generation to graduate during wartime.
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January 1, 2008
A car bomb in Iraq forced CBS News Correspondent Kimberly Dozier out from behind the camera and into her own front-page story.
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January 1, 2007
For Lee Woodruff, that phone call was like being back on the Tower of Terror: "It feels as if speed, motion, light, and time literally freeze."  
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December 1, 2006
A profile of a staff sergeant from the moment he was hit by a roadside bomb to when his real fight begins.
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April 1, 2006
Find out why this sergeant jokes about leaving part of his head in Iraq.
 


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