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: