Derek McGinnis: I'm Not the Only One with a Brain Injury

Realizing you are not the only one with a brain injury gives you the ability to get insight into the injury-related challenges, get help, make a plan, and carry on from there. Navy veteran Derek McGinnis shares his experience.

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Realizing I'm not the only one. I'm not alone, which is crucial for especially people in outlying areas. I'm not the only one, and I have the ability to learn about it, to get insight about it and to choose to use the strategies. One of the things I did do with me was my cultural competence. Well, even in the military, if a situation happens you react to it. You do your after action, and you keep moving forward to a direction that can correct it as best as possible, so I kind of held on to that. It is what it is. Let's carry on.
Posted on BrainLine July 3, 2012.

Produced by Brian King and Vicky Youcha, BrainLine.