A Resource for TBI Survivors - Brain Injury Association of Georgia
If you live in the state of Georgia and you or someone you love suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the Brain Injury Association of Georgia is a great resource. Founded in 1982, and comprised of brain injury survivors, family members, friends and professionals, their goal is to improve the quality of life for those with a traumatic brain injury, as well as family and friends.
According to BIAG, Georgia has an estimated 50,000 suspected Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) per year, yet Brain Injury is still relatively a "silent" condition, not well publicized or noticed.
For more information on their organization, or if you would like to speak with someone in person about your individual situation and the effects of brain injury, you can call their Brain Injury Information Center Helpline at 800-444-6443 for a Brain Injury Information packet, or to get information on available resources for yourself or a loved one. You can also reach them via email.
They have support groups located throughout Georgia for survivors, family, and friends. Support groups are a safe environment to share feelings and interact with others who are dealing with the same issues. Their groups are based on the belief that "acceptance by and connection with others is critical in the healing process from trauma." Scroll down this page for a listing of support groups organized by county.
Their Advocacy tab has a link to assist you in locating the elected official for your area, a link to the Georgia General Assembly, and other links with information on current Georgia laws and important legislation as related to Traumatic Brain Injury.
Under the Education tab are articles, books, and other information on Prevention of TBI and Living with TBI. Under the "Living with TBI" section of the page is a great brochure entitled Challenges, Changes and Choices: A Brain Injury Guide for Families and Caregivers. It's a very thoughtfully written pamphlet, created by the mother of a TBI patient, which tells you exactly what to expect and what types of things will need to be handled at every stage of the recovery process, whether at the hospital, with the doctors and medical providers, insurance companies, or on the home front.
If you are a parent with children who participate in sports, you will want to check out the video called A Concussion is a Brain Injury, located under the Resources tab, in the "Media Events" section. The video is part of a public awareness campaign focusing on sports injuries and the fact that concussions that occur during sporting events are brain injuries, even when no loss of consciousness occurs. There is also an article along the same lines in the Education section called Paying Attention to a Mild Head Injury, which explains that a hematoma or a concussion are both forms of TBI and should be treated seriously. In addition to the articles and videos on their own site, they also have a link to Lash & Associates Publishing, which is a site devoted entirely to Brain Injury informational articles and books, as well as blogs and a monthly newsletter.
Read about the upcoming TBI Awareness events in Georgia on March 16th, 23rd, and 30th, under the Calendar of Events. You can also make a donation here, or join the Brain Injury Association from this page, to show your support.
If you are a veteran with brain injury issues, there is a page for Veterans Programs and Resources. 90% of combat-related head injuries are closed head injuries, therefore not always apparent. This has given TBI the nickname "The Invisible Injury". Blasts are a common cause of TBI for military personnel in war zones. Click here to read more.
You can contact their Peer Visitors for Veterans program to request a visit or to volunteer as a visitor to other TBI veterans in need. There is also a VA Support Group, led by Tom Houchins. You can reach them by calling 404-712-5504, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call their toll free National Help Line at 800-444-6554.
Under News and Current Events you can check out their quarterly Newsletter, and read about other Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI news and events. The site has a lot of helpful information, and it's a great place to start if you are just becoming familiar with Traumatic Brain Injury and want to know more about resources for yourself or a loved one.
The impact on a person and their family after a severe Traumatic Brain Injury can be devastating emotionally, financially, and physically. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of someone else's negligence, call us for help. We will talk to you and review your case for free.
The Tyrone Law Firm specializes in representing those who have suffered a devastating injury, such as traumatic brain injury resulting from the negligence of another. Nelson Tyrone handles Brain Injury, Spine Injury and RSD/CRPS cases throughout the United States. He recently obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Gwinnett County in a birth injury Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI case. He involves only the top medical, rehabilitation and life-care plan experts in the field. His results on behalf of clients include several of the largest settlements and verdicts on record.
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