Every year, the lives of millions of people change due to brain injuries. Each year, 1.7 million people and their families have to adjust to the aftermath of an unexpected accident that caused a brain injury. While many survivors will fully recover, there are currently an estimated 5 million people who are living with lifelong disabilities as a direct result of their brain injuries. A ray of hope in this seemingly hopeless situation is that there are several steps that the survivors and their family members can take in order to better cope with lifelong disabilities after a brain injury.
Family Members Should Remember That Each Case Is Unique
There is an old saying – “you can’t compare apples to oranges.” As simple as this logic is, it can also be applied to brain injuries. Much like comparing apples to oranges, you can’t compare brain injuries. In fact, no two brain injuries are exactly the same. This fact must be remembered as you adjust to the unexpected life changes that are associated with this serious injury.
Medical research and a supportive online community of survivors and families will be your helpline as you try to understand your specific case or the case of a family member. The online community will listen to and answer your questions, share their stories, and give you the insights that you need to better navigate these confusing waters. With the help of the TryMunity community, you can receive the support and knowledgeable insights that you need to begin healing, and coping with the aftermath of the traumatic event.
Brain Injury Survivors Must Hold onto Hope
Survivors might want to give in to depression or feelings of complete and overwhelming despair. The role of family members should be to provide support as survivors learn to turn away from depression and hold onto hope. Surviving a brain injury is possible with the support of family, friends, and a trusted online community of individuals who have also suffered from brain injuries. Survivors can hold onto hope by celebrating small daily achievements. Whether it is relearning how to write, passing new memory tests, or finding the joy in a beautiful sunrise, every little victory helps. There are numerous little things that can help survivors discover the hope of a new day in the aftermath of their injury.
There Is Hope for Caregivers, Family Members, And Survivors at TryMunity
At TryMunity, we believe in spreading hope to brain injury survivors, their caregivers, and their families. Our supportive online community provides the insights, resources, and the space needed to create a sense of belonging after a traumatic accident.
As you and your loved ones begin their rehabilitation journeys, we invite you to join the TryMunity community. Contact the TryMunity community today and discover a supportive environment that has the answers to your most pressing brain injury questions.