This marriage and family therapist talks about common issues after TBI.
Finding Support in the Brain Injury Community
Often meeting other people who have lived that same experience and have experienced that sense of loss and have been through that journey, can be very comforting. Because then it helps to reduce that sense of isolation, that they're not alone. "Someone knows how I feel." "Someone knows how it feels to lose myself and to have to rebuild my identity." So it could be through one-on-one peer mentoring, peer links, or, if the person is comfortable, to link them with support groups where they can meet others and share in their experience of loss and get some ideas on how other people have dealt with it.
Posted on BrainLine April 29, 2009. Reviewed January 16, 2018.
Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King.