To the Community

After you have some practice as a caregiver to a person with TBI, you will begin to know what life is like with TBI and what families affected by TBI need.

Those who have not lived your experiences may not understand what you have gone through. You can educate others and raise public awareness of the impact of TBI on individuals and families through advocacy and by sharing your experiences with them. You may find it helpful to work with others in places such as the local chapter of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) or the Wounded Warrior Project. Both organizations have efforts to raise awareness of TBI.

Working with others will bring you into contact with other people who have also walked in your shoes. It may help bring meaning and a greater purpose to your family’s experience.