On the eve of Thanksgiving and with the rest of the holiday season about to kick off, this article from brain injury information and resource experts, Lash & Associates Publishing, was published on their website blog a few years back about managing the holidays with a brain injury and it is spot on, Feel free to share your tips and strategies here, too. Click on the link above to check out the article.
It’s Animal Week at BEST! Here are three great articles we found that we’d like to share with you! Click on the highlighted words to link to each article.
This article is about how service dogs can help with brain injury. Here one woman’s personal story.
Check out this piece on how animals make great rehab coaches!
And finally, here’s an article and video on how dogs can help with traumatic brain injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Aren’t animals amazing healers?
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) was publicly honored last night by the City Council of the City of University Place at University Place City Hall for their community efforts and support. BEST supported an appreciation letter writing campaign along with other community partners for the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade(CAB), the city’s “adopted” brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), who is currently deployed in Afghanistan. (Read more specific details about the project here).
Nearly 2,300 letters were written in support of the brave men and women of the 16th CAB during the summer months.
BEST is deeply touched by this wonderful honor from the council and is honored to be of service to the CAB and their families, the city of University Place and the local community.
Much has been said in the news recently about the deeply disturbing video footage of recently fired NFL player Ray Rice attacking his then fiancee, knocking her unconscious for at least several minutes. What has had little mention, is it appears that after this incident, the injured woman did not receive medical attention. Brain injury can be a very real result of domestic violence. Here’s a comprehensive article on violence and brain injury to consider. What can we do create awareness and change the conversation?