After a traumatic brain injury impacts you or a loved one, you may not know where to turn. There is a lot to take in, and fortunately, there are a lot of resources to help. The following are just a handful of places you can turn to for support and information after TBI.
It’s possible your doctor will have a list of local resources where you can turn. There could be a rehabilitation facility or therapy center in the hospital, or the doctor may refer you to professionals who run private practices. Your doctor understands your situation better than anyone, so if he or she recommends a particular resource, it’s worth looking into.
Online Support Groups
Social media has created a way for people from all walks of life to connect on a personal level. Check for support groups created within your social media platforms and see what they’re all about. You may find people in your same situation who can lend a listening ear, and you may find professionals who can lend a different point of view for what you’re going through.
The Caregiver Action Network
If you’re the caregiver of someone with TBI, CAN has the resources you need to successfully care for your loved one while also taking care of yourself and the rest of your family. You’ll find peer support groups and educational materials to help you deal with your unique situation.
This is an online platform that seeks to educate individuals and advocate for victims of TBI. There are weekly webcasts, e-newsletters, and other regular information that goes out for people just like you.
The Brain Injury Association of America
This website is dedicated to victims of brain injury, caregivers, professionals, and anyone else who wants to help. You can read personal stories, find out when and where events are happening, learn about TBI, sign up to participate in research, and more.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the TBI you’re dealing with, you may have a brain injury lawsuit you’re dealing with. A lawyer can work out all the particulars so you don’t have to. He or she will be your support, and can also help you find the other resources you need to recover, receive treatment or care for a loved one. If you aren’t receiving the compensation you are owed, your lawyer can work with you on ways to receive that.
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Dealing with a TBI is difficult for more than just the injured person. If you have been affected by TBI, contact a brain injury lawyer today to learn more about what you can do.