Getting Help and Support After a Military Brain Injury

This public service announcement features Army Veterans Adam Anicich and Reanita Gray who both sustained a TBI while fighting in Iraq. Former Sgt. Anicich and Staff Sgt. Reanita Gray (Ret) encourage other service members and veterans to use as a go-to resource.

See Spanish version of this PSA here.

[Sgt. Adam Anicich] When a mortar exploded 50 yards away from me in Iraq, I fell about 20 feet and sustained a traumatic brain injury or TBI. [Staff Sgt. Reanita Gray] An IED hit my truck just outside Baghdad. I have severe memory problems and still have bad headaches. [Sgt. Anicich] Struggling with a brain injury can make you feel alone and frustrated. [Staff Sgt. Gray] Sometimes it's hard to know where to turn or how to get help. [Sgt. Anicich] Now there's a great new website for service members, veterans, their families, and the providers caring for them. [Staff Sgt. Gray]— an online TBI community and resource just for us. [Sgt. Anicich] This site has the latest information on TBI. It's got articles and videos from experts and service members with brain injury. Plus I can connect with other people through its social networking features. [Staff Sgt. Gray] There's even an online course for healthcare providers on diagnosing and treating TBI. So if you need to find advice, support, or the latest information on brain injury, there's the new place to go online— You're not alone. []
Posted on BrainLine April 5, 2012.

From the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Used with permission.