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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  • Hesetmefree

    New here

    I just found this site a couple days ago and am glad to have more people to reach out to.I am a mom to a beautfiul 9 year old who recieved a TBI January 10 of 2014. He was playing in his playroom when my friends daughter climbed on our heavy oak bookcase to change out a DVD and sent the bookcase and the TV on top toppling over on to my son. He ended up having a crack in the skull from the left...
  • Adjusting

    Keep on keeping on !

    giving a shout out to TBI survivors and their spouses . I am entering into a journey with my future husband who has a TBI . praise God today he's willing to do some therapy for the best outcome of our future together ,so I can learn how to support him ! It has been so difficult , frustrating , and stressful not knowing coping mechanisms . I am open to any advice or suggestions or support . It's...
  • ndinmt

    Spouse of TBI

    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. 
  • Adjusting

    My future husband has a TBI

     My future husband has a TBI -I accidentally stumbled across this site and was astounded to see that similarities to what I live with on a daily basis with his injury .  This weekend he suffered an episode and is in regression and I felt alone neglected and guilty to feel this way.  I was at the end of my rope and started searching the web for my own answers as I've been taking it all too...


    HELLO-I have a 23 year old son who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012 and after being given back driving privelages was in another horrible car accident in 2014(alcohol related) where he now has severe leg injuries/surgeries that are still ongoing. He is now 23 and is continuing to show very poor decision making and hanging out with drug/alcohol abusers and is doing same behaviors. I am at...
  • tbi1992


    I survived a TBI in 1992 when I was nine. Nearly 6 years I started a page on Facebook called TBI Support & Awareness. I urge all of you to like it, and join in on the conversations. 
  • HS92

    OT students seeking the opinions of carer's needs

    Hello, We are a group of occupational therapy students who are interested in understanding the unmet needs of adult informal carers for people with acquired brain injury. We are particularly interested in the support you received or support you may be receiving in relation to your caring role and if you feel you have unmet needs as a carer? We are also interested to hear from carers who did not...
  • Maama

    My Husband has lot of health issues

    Hi All, I'm new here! would need ur suggestions please.I'm 30 yrs and my husband is 30 too. I got married to a person in 3 months of knowing was an arranged marriage. my mom some what after the engagement didn't like my husband due to his abnormal behaviour.. he used to be very moody and always looked at the ground when the families gathered..later my mom wanted to call off the...
  • KadyC.

    What. Is. life.

    Recently, I was in a car accident that left me with a traumatic brain injury, broken neck, shoulder, and several broken bones in my face. Healing on the outside hasn't been an issue. I'm told the brain surgery went remarkably well, the bones are almost all healed, and the scares are beginning to somewhat fade. On the inside, however, I'm not progressing as much, if at all. I'm scared. I've been...
  • featherdov

    My husband, my love, my life

    My husband has just been diagnosed with anoxic brain damage due to a lack of oxygen in the ambulance on the way to the hospital two weeks ago.  The neurologist specialists say that his brain is so damaged they rate it as 0.  I don't know who to turn to or what to do.  They talk about me putting on a d.n.r.  Then turning off his respirator.  I try to leave it up to God at this point.  He had...
  • cosymum

    Pregnancy, birth and parenting after a TBI

    Hello I had a TBI ten years ago I had a brain haemorrhage which paralysed the left side of my body. I had to  relearn how to walk again sit up speak and pretty much learn to do everything again but without the use of my left arm as sadly I never regained the use of ten  years on I am now pregnant (20weeks)  with my first baby.  Which is fantastic my husband and I are very excited to be...
  • cocacola12

    Help to understand my brothers recovery

    Hi everyone im just looking a little support and information. My brother recently attempted suicide by shooting and arrow through it head. At the start the docs told us there was zero percent survival chance however because it is something not very common they were unsure what the outcome would be. after being in intensive care and being on a ventilator etc they eased him out of an induced coma....
  • ndinmt

    Between Level 4 and Level 5

    Hey guys I didn't know if anyone had any advice as how to deal with Level 4 and 5 of the El Rancho scale. My fiance just started to his these stages and I'm having a hard time trying to understand everything. I didn't know if any of you had advice, it would be greatly appreciated. 
  • mike12358


    Good morning, I'm new to your group but not to DSMy name is Michael and am from MN. I just got out of the hospital again and finely am looking into TBI info, copeing and rehab. I am typically on the chronic pain and at times the heat attack group and a couple of other smaller groups.I've been pushing the TBI chain uphill most all of this life. The never ending noise that rages through my head has...
  • abbysheaffer

    Help need support

    I was in a bad accident at age 16 in 1995. Now over the last eight years I have suffered pretty much daily from horrible pain on my head and neck like something is about to shoot out of my head. I got denied ssdi and can't work fulltime. My fiancé is rarely helpful and pretty angry whenever I say I'm in pain. I have nightmares almost every night usually about things that happened at work or home...