Conversation. Education. Advocacy. These are the three elements that change communities and lives. In the spirit of transformation, you are cordially invited to the Inland Northwest Brain Injury Symposium being held April 19-20, 2018 in Spokane, Washington. Admission is free and the event is open to the general public. The event flyer is attached below. Interested in (more…)
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Here at the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST), we’ll be channeling our middle name, ENERGY, all month long. This year, Brain Injury Awareness Month is extra special. BEST celebrates our 10th year of building empowered superheroes! So extra energy is in the air in this amazing month of sharing, (more…)
Here’s a list of just some of the key elements of why people use social media:
- To keep in touch with family and friends.
- To connect with others.
- To have conversations.
- To find information and resources.
- To promote businesses, products and services (if applicable to them).
Needless to say, social media is important and is deeply ingrained in our community and cultural landscapes.
For those of us in the brain injury community, whether we’re survivors or caregivers, social media can serve an even more vital purpose. Not only can it serve us well in the six items noted above, it can be a terrific and helpful way to connect to other brain injury community members across the world. For some of us, social media offers hope, community, and even a lifeline.
So, social media is pretty perfect, yes?
Unfortunately, no. In fact, it’s far from it.
While social media can bring out the best in people, it can also bring out the worst.
Arguments. Ugly and/or uncomfortable posts and tweets. Negativity.
So, what does a social media user do to balance the good and the not-so-good things that come with social media use?
We’ve broken down some helpful tips and strategies to help you manage social media successfully, safely and positively. We have even provided personal tips from a social media expert at the end of this article.
Let’s get started.
The 2018 Washington State TBI Conference will be held on May 29-30, 2018 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. For those who wish to apply for a conference scholarship (for registration fees only or for registration and lodging), scholarship applications are now available online to complete and submit. All scholarship applications are due by April (more…)
Conversation. Education. Advocacy. These are the three elements that change communities and lives. In the spirit of transformation, you are cordially invited to the Inland Northwest Brain Injury Symposium being held April 19-20, 2018 in Spokane, Washington. Admission is free and the event is open to the general public. The event flyer is attached below. Interested (more…)
Fatigue is defined as: Extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness. Fatigue can take on additional layers of impact for brain injury survivors and caregivers. Brain injury survivors: “Neuro-fatigue” is one of the most common and constant issues that brain injury survivors face. Neuro-fatigue is defined as a profound lack of (more…)