The purpose/mission of the National Brain Injury Foundation is to provide social support groups, advocacy, and information to people with brain injuries and their families.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 1)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by trauma (e.g., fall, sports injury, car accident, surgery, etc.) or from a loss of oxygen (e.g., suffocation or drowning). Often a TBI is not visible, but it may have effects on one’s physical, emotional, mental and social life. Long-term effects often place an enormous emotional and financial strain on the affected and their families. The high cost of medical and other ancillary services as well as time involvement can be very taxing to those directly and indirectly involved. Get the facts here