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What Kind Of Woman Is this?

Who am I? I started a new seizure medication last month, but the effects are worse than imagined. First when I missed a dose at night, I woke up so sad; I was crying for hours until the new dose took effect. The new thing I have noticed is now when something makes me angry, I become full of rage and can’t shake it. I say and do things that I would not normally do. I was ready to divorce my husband because he hung a shelf at the wrong height. I had hateful dreams about those closest to me. I…


Added by Inez on January 16, 2018 at 12:31pm — No Comments

New to the Beaumount, Texas Area

I am new to the Beaumount, Texas, area, but many are encouraging my positive perspective of brain recovery vs. injured, disabled, retarded, handicapped, crippled, etc., (legal disability environment/fear factor) cognitively challenged (linguistic intelligence-Harvard University/optimistic explanatory learning style-Positive Psychology Center, etc.) ensures more success rather than those negatively defined terms, I've found over the decades from research at Harvard, etc., & statics. If I…


Added by Shaun Wesley Best on July 21, 2017 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Full Circle

As a survivor of Traumatic Brain-Injury who is too stubborn to give up and yield to the notion that I cannot work due to disability, I have--more than once--been a client of the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. My file has never been closed as successfully employed, though I have gotten jobs during the Voc. Rehab. process (once, I didn't know that I needed to let my counselor know that I had gotten a job on my own, so that my file could be…


Added by Shelah Riggins on July 15, 2017 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Thursday May 18 TBI Panel Conference Spokane WA 1-830PM

TBI Panel Symposium

Diagnosing, Treating, and Thriving

with Traumatic Brain Injuries

May 18th, 2017 | 1PM till 8PM

EWU Spokane,

SEWC 122 (Auditorium),…


Added by TBI Survivors Network on May 17, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dark Times Ahead

Folks, we have got to be proactive. The new administration heralds sharp policy changes, changes that will affect TBI survivors and their families.

I am not getting up on a soapbox and telling you how to vote, how to think. I simply implore you to weight the evidence and see if any proposed…


Added by Shelah Riggins on January 24, 2017 at 2:27am — No Comments




Added by TBI Survivors Network on December 21, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments


As the National Organization of Disability appointtee for Magnolia, Arkansas 1994-98, I served with pride while attending Southern Arkansas University.  However, I had been recruited to Southern Arkansas University in 1993 from the University of Arkansas in Monticello for my authoritative proof/educational program "Challenged Conquistadors, Inc.",, since I meet the requirements for the Wal Mart grant, etc., of surviving a coma.  The Wal Mart, Pilot Club, & Southern Arkansas University…


Added by Shaun Wesley Best on November 12, 2016 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Clinical Trial that Can Perhaps Help You?

"Is your balance off due to Brain Injury? Check out new Brain Injury Radio sponsor site or call 877-847-4284" - NOT # on site...But one dedicated to our group...Our own Rep to see if we qualify, to ask questions, etc.  Limited Space, so reach out soon!…


Added by Kim Justus on July 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

our stories

Hi, Isn't this a free service for people interested in traumatic injury?  I noticed my story wasn't posted, went to sign in (which is different from, and find there is a different login procedure and a yearly sum of 36.00 to post ones' personal experience of exasperation or such.  

The site is or com, and seems unworthy of a direct link from our TBI site, which has changed quite a bit over the years.  Including a TBI…


Added by Nathan E Sady on July 17, 2016 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The importance of support groups

Hello everyone, the following link will open an article I wrote for the TBI Hope & Inspiration magazine, and posted on the June 2016 issue.

Added by Richard J on June 22, 2016 at 7:04am — No Comments


  20 days into my 17th year a really bad choice, beings the cab was full I jumped into the bed of the pickup... Low & behold,  To avoid a head-on, as we were traveling over 100 mph, we swerved only to hit a big bolder. I was found 298' from the wreck, however a cortical tare around my brain-stem, which at that point there had never been any record of them healing, left me to be found DOA. CPR revived me although the following 9 & 1/2 weeks in Coma caused me to require resuscitation 5…


Added by Gregory B. Decker on June 5, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

Brain Injury Camp - July 18 to 24 - here is some of the workshops



Here this years workshops so far is going to be a great camp.

click here to down load workshops or view them…


Added by TBI Survivors Network on May 22, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments


Added by ana curras on May 2, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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Added by TBI Survivors Network on March 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Need help contacting Mr. Bylar Re: "You look Great!"

hello name is Bruce, I have lived with TBI for 34 years of my life with TBI....and I will tell you more later.  I am desperately trying to contact Mr. Byler for permission to use (edit) his video into a 1 minute PSA that could possibly be used by Altitude Networks for the Month of March.....that is 16 channels covering the Western US, that is millions who this PSA could reach, I have connections in the Denver Nuggets who presented me with this opportunity and I am…


Added by Bruce Allen Thomson on January 28, 2016 at 3:50pm — No Comments

A personal story I did on things I am thankful for post ABI

I am grateful for the love, support and encouragement, from my Family and friends that I have made here at The Brain Injury Association. Not only can we all relate to Brain Injuries in different ways but we all encourage each other to do what we can and focus on all of our accomplishments. Many of us have at times felt like we lost who we used to be, many have lost, months or years of memory (personally most of my pre Encephalitis memories are gone) or lost friends, jobs, independence, or feel… Continue

Added by Murray on November 30, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Sometimes wish I was deaf

My TBI was the result of a work accident in 2003. If something was made better than noise cancelling headphones, life would be so much less stressful for me. Noises and voices mixed together confuse me terribly stress me out and give me terrible migraines. I cannot separate them so I wear earplugs all day and chainsaw earmuffs if I really have to concentrate. I cannot multitask. One thing at a time. Does anybody know of new technologies to block out sound?

God bless

Added by scottspitzer on October 17, 2015 at 7:03am — 2 Comments

14 Things People Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury Wish Others Understood

The Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) posted this link on LinkedIn, and man, it hits the nail on the head (so to speak).........  

14 Things People Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury Wish Others Understood



Added by William (Bill) Minner on September 29, 2015 at 1:52pm — No Comments

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