TV Shows Just Aren’t Helping Us

I haven’t watched Scorpion — haven’t been all that interested. And here’s something that makes me even less interested… It’s true, television just does not “do” TBI depictions well at all.

Nine of All Trades

This isn’t something I hear of course but if I see one more dang television drama that involves a severe injury without any consequences…

For example, the show, Scorpion. Two weeks in a row now they have completely glossed over the physiological consequences of things guaranteed to cause a brain injury.

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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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