Below are a few samples of the many resources that are available online that provide a wealth of information on brain injury for survivors, caregivers, family, friends and those looking to further their understanding.
Education, Awareness and Support
The first two websites provide information on brain injury associations in Canada and the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on mild brain injuries and concussions.
Support groups for survivors and caregivers play an extremely important role in all stages of rehabilitation and healing. The links below provide information on groups that exist and how they can be accessed.
Released in June 2014, the latest edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul showcases inspirational stories written by both traumatic brain injury survivors and caregivers detailing how hope, healing and hard work are intertwined in the healing and rehabilitation journey.
Brain Injury Survival Kit (free resource for patients and caregivers)
The Brain Injury Book (free resource for patients and caregivers)
Tedx – Kim Gorgens: Protecting the brain against concussion.
An eight minute video highlighting the steps in the recovering process and the important role a caregiver plays.
World champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce was a strong contender to win gold in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when he sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident during a training session. His life forever changed, he shares his own personal rehabilitation journey that is both moving and inspiring.
Olympic gold medal contender tells his story post trauma
This link provides over 100 personal stories that can be filtered by topic (kids, sports related, military, etc.) from both traumatic brain injury survivors and caregivers. Each video is approximately 3-4 minutes in length.