Corina Notyce, DCoE Public Affairs on May 23, 2013
In Adam Anicich’s blog post, “Take Responsibility for Your Recovery and Get Back on Track,” from his “Adam at Ease” video blog series, he reminds those who experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) but feel unmotivated to participate in their rehabilitation, how important it is to take an active role in their recovery, even when progress seems slow. One way to do this is by setting a goal — physical, emotional, psychological or social, and start working toward it. Seeing even a little progress on a daily or weekly basis can be encouraging and possibly just the motivational boost you need. Watch Adam’s video for more strategies to get back on track with healing.
Video courtesy of Brainlinemilitary.org
Adam also mentions that one way to participate in your recovery is by getting involved in a support group where you can connect with others who have gone through similar experiences; people who understand where you’re coming from. Here are resources to find local support groups:
Additionally, social media offers a way to connect with other service members and veterans, says Adam. Consider joining conversations about TBI taking place on these social media pages:
For more ideas on ways you can support your recovery, review TBI care information and resources available at dvbic.org and dcoe.mil. You can also contact the DCoE Outreach Center 24/7 at 866-966-1020, firstname.lastname@example.org or online chat to request information and resources related to TBI or psychological health topics.
For more videos from Anicich, visit his blog.