Journals and Blogging, and How It Can Put Injury Into Perspective
Jan28

Journals and Blogging, and How It Can Put Injury Into Perspective

As children, in our teenage years, many of us keep journals. We document our feelings and our thoughts. Diaries can serve as a reflection of the era in which we lived, a testament to the fact that we were alive, and we were here. Journals As a Means of Shaping Personality In our formative years, when most of us take up journals, it can be an exercise in developing what will become our adult personalities. As teenagers, we experience...

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Helping Those Coping with Loss — The art of “being there”
Jan23

Helping Those Coping with Loss — The art of “being there”

A severe injury — one that leaves the victim changed forever — does not only affect those who were involved in the accident. Life after injury is not just about the victims, but also about their families, and their journey in adjusting to their new reality. One very common reaction to seeing a family go through such a turbulent time might be, “They need their space, some time to clear their minds and sort things out. I...

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The Unseen Effects Of Injury — More Than Physical Scars
Nov26

The Unseen Effects Of Injury — More Than Physical Scars

A broken bone can easily be recognized. Cuts, bruises, and other physical injuries could also be quickly spotted. But what are the long-term, often unseen, effects of brain damage? And how do families cope? How Injuries Affect The Brain When the brain is injured, it is more than just a mere broken bone. The brain is the foundation for human behavior, thought, and communication. It is a network of cells, working together to orchestrate...

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The Internet, Social Media, And The Injured
Nov23

The Internet, Social Media, And The Injured

Victims of injury, as well as their families, might sometimes feel lost and lonely. Your social life might suffer. You might not know where to start looking for information. Luckily, the internet can prove to be a great tool. Not only in providing with information, but, also, in connecting you to those who can help you. The Internet As An Information Source In the case of physical injuries, it might be difficult to visit attorneys,...

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Managing Stress While Caring For An Injured Person
Nov20

Managing Stress While Caring For An Injured Person

Caring for an injured person can put stress on their families, and disrupt relationships — research shows that divorce is more prevalent in couples where one partner suffered a brain injury. It is obvious, then, than one of the main goals of rehabilitation should be to reduce stress — not just for the injured, but for the family. But how can you reduce stress in life after injury? No guilty feelings The first step to...

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Rethinking The Goal Of Rehabilitation — Redefine “Normal”
Nov19

Rethinking The Goal Of Rehabilitation — Redefine “Normal”

If you have a loved one who suffered a brain injury, you might be asking yourself — What should the goal of rehabilitation be? What can I do to ensure that I am helping, not hindering, the process? There is no “going back to normal” The first thing to understand about brain injury is, full recovery — “going back to normal” — is highly unlikely. A brain injury is not a broken bone, and, thus,...

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