Brain Injury Support Group

Traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden trauma causes brain damage. TBI can result from a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. Outcome can be anything from complete recovery to permanent disability or death. A coma can also affect a child's brain.

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  • Alina

    Legal help for brain injury cases

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    Hello Everyone, A traumatic brain injury can bring life-altering consequences. Depending on the severity of the brain injury, a person who suffers from one may be permanently disabled and unable to work. Brain injuries can result from a variety of different events, including participation in sports, motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall accidents, assaults and more. When a person receives such...
  • MCohen432

    Participants for online research study

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    Hi everyone, I hope you don't mind us contacting you through this forum. We're conducting research at the University of Exeter and the University of Bristol (UK) into consequences of TBI in young adult males, especially in regards to emotional processing. We're running a short, online study and are trying to recruit men aged 16 to 35, who've experienced a TBI where they've lost consciousness...
  • Guilt

    First Post

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    I have gotten five concussions since sixteen. I have not really had the best luck with finding people that understand the emotional outbursts and how it overtakes everything with no control. As if I had no choice, have the emotional burst or the world with fall apart. My family and boyfriend have tried to be supportive but they are frustrated and done with it after five years and no change. I...
  • Hopelesslylost

    No idea what I should do about my relationship

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    Im 25 years old, in November 23 2016 i gained a concussion which was a workplace injury. My workplace harassed me, told all my coworkers I was faking it, lied to workers comp from the start, hired a private investigator to follow me which found nothing, but because of the case manager feeling that because I could go to physio i could work and go to physio so i was cut off. I've seen neurologists,...
  • ndinmt

    Spouse of TBI

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    I didn't know if there were any spouses of TBI patients on here.. but I'm having a really hard time dealing with everything. Its only been 6 months since my fiance's accident and I didn't know if there was anyone out there that I could talk to and just keep up to date with. Its hard not being able to communicate with my best friend. I just didn't know if anyone has any advice please let me know. 
  • Briemarie721

    Been ALONE since

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    So i have had a TBI since 2014. It happend when I was 21. Im 24 now and It has completely taken over my life. And just when I think my family kind of gets it, they something that makes me sound lazy or crazy. So its obvious they dont and never will get it. Ive been very much alone in this. My mother always telling me to do more, boyfriend always asking me to go out more. Then theirs my brother...
  • sabrinaminster

    Dating some one with a TBI

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    I have been dating a really great guy for about a month now and he is 2 years post accident. I met him a week before his accident and then ran into him again about two months ago. We started dating after reconnecting and I have been doing research on how TBI effect people and their reactions and emotions to things. Yet I am struggling with how sometimes he talks to me. I guess I am looking for...
  • savannah721

    TBI

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    Back in February, I was hit in the back of the head playing competitive soccer and I blacked and I had to be escorted to the hospital in an ambulance. I don’t remember anything from being hit to realizing that all the trauma doctors were cutting my clothes off. I was kept at the hospital for a week and now I am struggling with depression and anxiety and many learning disabilities and I don’t...
  • inosal

    Drowning

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    Hi all...I'm new here.  I don't have a TBI, but my husband suffered a cardiac arrest in March.  VERY long story short, they told me he has an anoxic brain injury.  He is now walking, talking, learning to walk again (was in a medically induced coma for 7 weeks to stop seizures) and he is even texting! After 3 different neurologists telling me that he would be in a vegetative started IF he came...
  • Raiders25

    New to having a TBI

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    Hi, my name's Nicole I am 19 years old and I had a TBI going on two years ago, from an auto accident. I had a brain shear, which basically severed nerves in between my brain lobes. I was in a coma for a while and then spent awhile in rehab. I was very blessed with my outcome, doctors can't believe it, but that doesn't mean I don't struggle with a lot people don't understand.  The first year was...
  • Baobab

    Self love and acceptance with TBI

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    Hi guys,Just joined today as I'd love to meet and offer support to like minded people. I am 33, an entrepreneur in the healthcare field, married, and finally able to emotionally process my TBI that happened when I was 15. I was diagnosed with a right frontal lobe tumor in the 10th grade. Within 3 days they removed the tumor (benign), diagnosed me with epilepsy (grand mal), and sent me home. My...
  • GettinBy

    Dead site?

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    Of 331 members, I wonder how many are active?  I usually see 0-1 person logged in. Each post gets from 0-4 comments.  I also notice that people post their issue and wait for feedback without scrolling and offering support to others.  How is this helpful? Is anyone on any active and truly supportive sites?
  • Helpme1988

    Seven years and still struggling

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    I have had a lifetime struggle with brain bleeds and it isn't getting better.When I was 5 or 6 I fell off a merry go round and ended up face down on the hard dirt ground, I don't remember falling, hitting face down on the ground but I do remember staring up at my mother as she is making sure I was okay.Within a few years of that I started getting migraines, very poor vision, panic attacks, 2...
  • AW94

    Hello..... I'm Lost

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    I am new, I wanted to post to introduce myself. I don't do these online group things but I think I need one at this point. I am severly struggling with worsening symptoms. I was diagnosed with multiple TBI's in 2015 which were caused by trauma starting in utero.I'm 22, I've had to be the adult my whole life, been given every medication made, hate them. I am failing at everything and trying to use...
  • deleted_user

    Dating Somebody with TBI

    I've been dating somebody with TBI for about 2 months now. In the beginning, he explained his accident and the long term damage that he received from it which is the inability to multitask, however he was functional in every other way and ready to move on with a stronger outlook on life. I think that he truly believed that at the time. He wasn't ready to find a committed relationship, but after a...