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Anxiety after a TBI or brain injury is common. Many survivors face overwhelming and intense emotions, especially stress and anxiety. But the stress of caregiving, uncertainty abou the future, and changes in relationships and lifestyle also contribute to stress and anxiety for families and caregivers. Anxiety can lead directly to increased stress an depression and have physical and emotional consequences. These brain injury blogs on anxiety discuss the signs of anxiety and their impact with suggestions for coping.

Simon’s TBI Story, a Guest Blog (March, 2020)

This blog post is a short firsthand account (from Simon L.) that was shared in response to another blog post on the Lash & Associates Publishing website. It was well-crafted, and very enlightening…and well worth sharing!

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Make For Long Winter Nights After TBI

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Winter blues can hit hard…as actual depression when days are shortest in winter. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can be the culprit, and you may not even be aware of it! This blog post touches on the symptoms, and also on overall sleep issues…which run high in the TBI community.

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Perfectly Imperfect for The Holidays

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Making the most of the Holidays can be a tall order for TBI Survivors, but this post is meant to encourage! With a few tips that may be helpful for survivors, family and friends – we hope you can find some great takeaway from it. Happy Holidays!

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Five Good Choices to Make After a TBI

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After a traumatic brain injury (TBI) there are plenty of things to learn, relearn, and experience before progress can be measured. This article covers 5 positive steps toward making progress as a TBI survivor. There are also some links to product that directly relate to the article – of different prices, and dealing with similar issues.

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There’s always hope… Encouragement after TBI

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There’s always hope… Encouragement after TBI   By Bill Herrin   My dad would often tell me not to get discouraged, and as a young man, I didn’t understand why…sometimes it made me frustrated. What he knew (that I didn’t at the time) was that he was preparing me for discouraging times in my life. […]

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You Did That on Purpose! – Misinterpretations and Anger after Brain Injury

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You Did That on Purpose!  Misinterpretations and Anger after Brain Injury   By Dawn Neumann, Ph.D., FACRM   Imagine that you are waiting in line at the store and someone cuts in front of you.  A) Do you think the person cut in front of you on purpose or was trying to be mean? B) […]

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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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News Release: A TBI Survivor Journey of 16-Years

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Lash &  Associates Publishing (www.lapublishing.com) proudly presents a new publication for survivors, caregivers, and professionals working with survivors: MY BRAIN AND I By Jennifer Callaghan Jennifer shares the triumphs and gains she’s experienced over a 16-year period after sustaining severe traumatic brain injury.  In poignant detail, she writes of her struggles, the many obstacles, and […]

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