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BRAIN INJURY JOURNEY BULLETIN is a monthly electronic PUBLICATION that is FREE. Each month it features specific clinical topics written in a practical, easy-to-read format. Each article presents tested and proven therapies, tips, and strategies for clinicians, therapists, educators, and survivors, families, and caregivers to facilitate the recovery process. There are hyperlinks to all of the sources that are cited or quoted.  Click Here to sign up to receive a BULLETIN monthly!!!

Kids: A Discussion of Concussion and Its Repercussions

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Kids: A Discussion of Concussion and Its Repercussions is the June, 2018 installment of the Brain Injury Journey Bulletin blog. It explores ways to help prevent concussions in kids, and is intended to be a constructive source that provides ideas for families with children of any age!

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Miscommunication …Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

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Communication and miscommunication – one can develop relationships, one can divide them. This article is based around the changes brought on by TBI, and encourages both the survivor or TBI and their loved ones to strive for positive and clear communication. It’s the key to making constructive progress, and can make life easier for all involved.

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How Can I Diminish A Mountain of Anxiety after TBI?

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The huge task of bringing yourself down from the “mountain” of anxiety after TBI is a unchartered trek, since every brain injury is different. This blog post points to some ways to make the journey easier, with some considerable suggestions to help find your way.

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Who Am I Now? Loss of Self after TBI

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Loss of self is common after a traumatic brain injury, and can often leave survivors with the feelings of frustration, anger, confusion and more. Finding your “new normal” after loss of self, even when it means adapting to a different version of your old self is a viable option. This article addresses the challenges and encourages people facing this tough subject.

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Caregiver Fatigue Is An Ongoing Challenge

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Compassion and empathy are key to good caregiving, and supply can run short when you’re the TBI caregiver every single day. This article covers caregiving tips, along with lots of resources!

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Why Do So Many Survivors Have Sleep Disorders After Brain Injury?

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After a traumatic brain injury, sleep disorders can surface in many different forms, and for many different reasons. People with TBI and PTSD face some similar symptoms, but each has its own distinct differences as well. This article has links to many resources, as well as providing information on its own. We hope that you find it useful and relevant! #lapublish

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Survivors Speak about Recovery and Acceptance

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When a life-changer like TBI occurs, moving forward and acceptance are key parts of rebuilding. This blog post discusses the myth of recovery, rising again, recalculating, family dynamics and more…a great resource with plentiful links to other articles and useful products to help along the way…for survivors, caregivers, and more.

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Drinking Alcohol after Brain injury – Really? Why Not?

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Drinking Alcohol After Brain Injury November 2017 For many, it’s the season to celebrate with alcohol, to party with the holidays coming! How often have you heard that line – or is it an excuse? But you may have also heard comments from friends and family such as, “You get angry when you drink.” “I […]

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BRAIN INJURY JOURNEY BULLETIN – Journaling

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In 2004, Barbara Stahura discovered how truly restorative and therapeutic journaling is – after a hit-and-run driver left her husband, Ken, with a serious traumatic brain injury. She found solace in writing a journal – and found it to be a safe, nonjudgmental place to release her thoughts and feelings, often several times a day. By expressing her fears, panic, questions, anger, and love—she was keeping track of what was happening to Ken and to herself as well. As Ken very slowly returned mostly to his old self, eventually she was able to celebrate more often in her journal. She continues to share approach and techniques to journaling to people seeking to express their feelings and seek resolution to their personal life situations, stress, PTSD, and more.

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BRAIN INJURY JOURNEY BULLETIN – Back to School

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Going back to school, whether you are a child, teen, adult, or veteran can raise new challenges if you have had a brain injury. Students, teachers, and families may have questions about the student’s abilities and teachers’ preparedness. This articles gives tips for addressing challenges in cognition and learning, along with resources for teaching strategies, classroom accommodations, and support.

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