Community is Key
Healing from traumatic brain injury is similar to someone who’s comparing snowflakes in that no two are alike. The road to recovery can be daunting, lonely at times and even a bit hopeless. That’s why building a team around yourself and those who support you is so important and will set you up for success.
The Brain Injury Awareness of America (BIAA) offers a multitude of programs, educational information, events, family support, and much more.
Just as BIAA offers so many programs across the nation, many survivors, or as I like to call us “Thrivers!” can find resources at your local Brain Injury Association by State by visiting the BIAA site map.
At your state level you can access resource navigators, art and yoga classes, area retreats, peer mentor programs, etc. But the biggest take away is that you will meet others like yourself. Other people who will help you realize that you are no longer that lone “green bean,” but rather you are instead a delicacy destined for a life of greatness.
You can find more ways to connect with others by looking for a social event or support group near you. Visit the Resources & More Section for more information.