People who need help and are willing to work, should get help

Everybody needs a helping hand, sometime

If you need help, and you’re willing to work at getting better, you should get help.

If you need help, and the results of your hard work are going to benefit others in your community, you should get help.

Fortunately, in this age of instantaneous and low-cost information flow, it is possible to find the resources you need to get better. It’s not always easy, and it can be a real chore, sometimes, and at times you can’t always sort things out right away, but if you keep at it, you can make progress.

A lot of progress.

Brain injury is a real bitch. Healing from it yourself is extremely difficult, and not everyone can get good results from going it alone.

We really need an approach that teaches people how to help themselves after brain injury — for those who are willing to work at it and see the benefit in doing so.

Actually, maybe we already have one — the Give Back materials. Some people have commented that some of the exercises are stupid and don’t work. But I’ve found the underlying information to be priceless. And I probably have Give Back to thank for my recovery as much as my neuropsych.

Here’s are links to the document that’s helped me so much, in case you too want to help yourself recover from brain injury:


Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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