Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered one of the “signature injuries” of military personnel serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Is traumatic brain injury making an impact on your family? Are you feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Are you worried that your relationship is suffering? Do you see your children becoming more and more anxious because of stress in your family?
Reach out and ask for help!
To see the SDBIF list of meetings for brain injury survivors, friends and family, click HERE to visit our events page.
Caregiver Support Group, facilitated by Michelle Schachtel, IMFT
First Thursday of each month, 10:00-11:30 am
Holiday Inn Oceanside
1401 Carmelo Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92054
This guide is for service members and veterans who have ongoing symptoms from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are going to college, university or vocational school.
Click the image to the right to download the Back To School Academic Success After TBI pdf (1.29 Mb)
For more information go to the Defense and Veteran’s Brain Injury Center.
Website Links: Support for Veterans and their Families:
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with military, VA and civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) researches, develops, evaluates, and deploys new and existing technologies for Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) across the Department of Defense (DoD). T2 is a component center of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), which leads a collaborative global network to promote the resilience, recovery and reintegration of Warriors and their families who face psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues.
The mission of CNS is to reduce disability, maximize independence, and achieve the maximum possible quality of life for clients who have suffered brain injury within the client’s existing financial constraints. Their vision is to position Center for Neuro Skills (CNS) as a world leader in medical treatment, rehabilitation, and disease management for individuals with brain injury, while pursuing and advancing the best clinical treatment, education, and research.
See the complete list of the SDBIF Helpful Websites
WATCH and LISTEN – http://tinyurl.com/npr-soldiers-tbi
NPR – With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Soldiers Face Battle for Care
T. Christian Miller and Daniel Zwerdling
VA’s Telephone Service Helps Family Members Encourage Veterans to Seek Medical Care
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a telephone service, Coaching into Care, to provide assistance to family members and friends trying to encourage their Veteran to seek health care for possible readjustment and mental health issues.
Callers can reach VA’s Coaching into Care program at the toll-free number 1-888-823-7458, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and online at www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching. As always, Veterans can reach immediate help at the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, press 1 for Veterans.