The Northwest Brain Injury Symposium hosts, Thriving After Service: Veterans Living with TBI. This event is focused on the relative impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on those individuals that have served in the various branches of the military, in addition, to focusing on strategies for positive outcomes. A speakers’ panel of experts will delve into the long-term medical, psychological, and social issues that manifest in veterans that have sustained a TBI. Specific topics will include, but limited to, co-occurrence of PTSD and TBI, recovery trajectories, and the importance of support with access to resources. Opportunities to connect with various local resources, services, and members of the community facing the same challenges will be available. Questions regarding this event can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is FREE and Open to the Public, with FREE refreshments provided. Please note, parking at the Spokane Public Library is NOT free and will cost approximately $5.00 for the entire event. Parking at Riverfront Square will also be available, as will street parking.
Click here to RSVP.
This event is part of the Northwest Brain Injury Symposium, which is supported by Eastern Washington University – College of Social Sciences, Spokane Public Library, Brain Energy Support Team, and the TBI Council of Washington.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is deeply honored to support veterans and their families.
And we also like to take every opportunity to offer our thanks and appreciation to our veteran community, today and every day.
Yesterday, BEST presented special handcrafted thank you cards for local veterans for the Pierce County Heroes to Hometown (H2H) organization in Tacoma, Washington. H2H works with a coalition of community partners to build community and establish support networks around our veterans and their loved ones.
BEST is honored to be one of the community support partners and wanted a personal and special way to share our appreciation to veterans.
BEST Veteran Appreciation project leads, BEST Board Director and Support Group Facilitator, Jeff Hartson, and BEST Gratitude Specialist and local artist, Diane Rasch, coordinated a team of BESTies to create the unique and special cards of thanks with a heartfelt message of thanks.
Several of these special cards from the BEST community are shown in the picture above.
Thank you Jeff, Diane and all the Tacoma-area BESTies who participated in this project.
Most of all, thank you to our veterans. We appreciate YOU!
Wow! We’re the featured story on The Ranger’s website; northwestmilitary.com. Check out the article at http://bit.ly/109iY76.
Did you know that 30% of soldiers admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center have been diagnosed as having had a TBI? Did you also know that Veterans’ advocates believe that between 10 and 20% of Iraq veterans, or 150,000 and 300,000 service members have some level of TBI? And according to the CDC blasts are a leading cause of TBI for active duty military personnel in war zones.
We help our veterans returning home from conflicts abroad and transitioning back into civilian life increase their chances for success through support, mentoring, and classes. Recommend us. Be sure to support us (click the Donate Now button … over there… on the right of this page).
Thank you again to The Ranger and Kim Thompson for such a wonderful opportunity to share our message with Veterans and the community.