Founded in 1987, the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi serves people throughout the state of Mississippi. It is a private, non-profit corporation whose goal is to serve persons with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, their families, caregivers, and professionals. The Association is an affiliated member of the Brain Injury Association of America.
Patients in the Brain Injury Program at Methodist Rehabilitation Center have acquired brain injuries due to trauma, cerebral hemorrhage, infection, tumors or lack of oxygen (hypoxia/anoxia). The program includes medical care, cognitive retraining, emotional and behavioral treatment, communication, mobility, life skills, therapeutic recreation, patient and family education, nutrition and respiratory care. The program also helps patients and their families cope and adapt to physical and emotional changes through extensive adjustment and education sessions.