Family, friends and partners of those living with a TBI
Are you looking for support for yourself?
Do you have a need to better understand what it is like to have a TBI to be of better support?
Is your loved one affected by a traumatic brain injury or is dealing with hyper sensitivity or a compromised nervous system? Are you struggling with the consequent changes that occurred over the years for you and your family?
It is not so easy to find information and support for family and friends whose loved one deals with a mild/ moderate TBI. There are mostly resources available on how to navigate family life after a moderate /severe TBI.
A mild TBI often gets overlooked since the symptoms are subtle but can nevertheless be disabling over time. Hence the ripple affect of such a life changing injury on your life together can also be discounted. It is easy for the one close to the person living with a TBI to be overlooked and minimized. When a person is affected by a TBI it affects the relationship and the entire family.
- Did the incident that caused the TBI seem small at the moment it occurred and you wonder why years later your life together has changed so much?
- Has communication become difficult?
- Do you have a need to talk with someone about the emotional side of the injury for you and your loved one?
- Do you feel solitude in the relationship?
- Are you struggling with accepting that social life together has changed?
Please contact me if you think I can be of support for you to navigate your feelings and experiences, so you will not get lost in attending to yourself. You can also sign up for a peer support group for those whose loved one struggles with a mild TBI. A peer support group can be an information rich meeting, where you can get emotional support and guidance for yourself.