Advice for Families with a Loved One with Severe Brain Injury

Keeping a journal, taking videos, and looking back to mark progress can help families with a loved one with a severe TBI. But most importantly, families need to seek help.

I often say to families when someone is very severely injured to keep a journal, to take videos, to begin to chart steps and progress. It's a very slow journey, and families get discouraged as well as the individual. But keep looking back and see where you've come. The most important thing is try not to think you can do this alone. You have to seek help. You have to seek peer support help, you have to seek help from professionals, and you just have to be patient.
Posted on BrainLine August 28, 2012.

Produced by Krystal Klingenberg, Justin Rhodes, and Jared Schaubert, BrainLine.