When it comes to dealing with a traumatic brain injury (or, TBI), one thing is for certain: this type of injury doesn’t just affect the person who’s been injured – that person’s whole network of family and friends is affected, as well.
And, chances are, if you’re the person who’s watching a loved one go through this ordeal, it can be hard to know how to help.
But, good news! If you know someone who’s struggling with a TBI, there are some concrete ways to show your support:
- Direct the person to a support group. Whether it’s online, via Facebook, or in-person, TBI support groups are VERY necessary during this time. Help your loved one find his or her fellow TBI survivors!
- Help him or her with tasks around the home. It can be very helpful for a TBI survivor to have help around the home, particularly in the direct aftermath of the injury. Make it a point to go over and help with mowing the lawn, sorting through bills and mail, or whatever the person needs done.
- Bring food. A home-cooked meal always does the trick!
It’s Time to Contact the Experts at TryMunity
Are you or a loved one in need of support for your traumatic brain injury? Here at TryMunity, we’ve created a loving and knowledgeable space for people who’ve been afflicted by TBI’s, in addition to providing resources for their family members and friends. Contact us today to get involved in our community – our members are ready to provide the support and comfort you deserve.
To learn more about TryMunity, to join our community, or to find out how you can help us raise awareness for traumatic brain injuries: get in touch with us via our online contact form. We’re here to help answer your questions!