You Are Not Alone.

Each Year Over One Million people survive traumatic Brain Injuries.

 
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All brain injuries are different.

While some survivors experience serious physical deficits, others show few outward aftereffects. In some cases, deficits such as dizziness, and memory impairment or difficulty concentrating are largely unseen by others. You'll hear people with perfectly good intentions say things like 'You seem great' or 'Everyone has memory problems. You're just like all of us.' Yet, you know you're not the same. You know that sometimes you simply don't feel like yourself.

Virtually all survivors are adversely affected emotionally. Many experience serious depression, headaches and sleeping disorders. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by formerly simple tasks. Often, survivors go through periods of anger and resentment. 

One thing we all have in common: we need to talk to other survivors. We have become acutely aware that others—doctors, friends, co-workers and family members — do not fully understand what it’s like to have a brain injury. Not only can we share our experiences with one another, we can share information about new research and resources.

By sharing, we can help each other.

Find your meeting

Please click Events tab at top of page for meeting details

 
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Our next meeting will be August 20 at 7:00 pm. Please select 'meetings' for more information.

 

Discussion Topics

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Topics:

 
 

Sharing Stories

Emotional and physical aftereffects

Roles of Caregivers

Brain anatomy and functions

Therapeutic Poetry and Writing

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Drug Therapies

Managing Expectations

Taking Responsibility

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"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity."

— Hippocrates