What a fabulous day of summer fun on Sunday at the BEST HeadStrong Picnic! Thank you BESTies, HeadStrong and Outdoors for All for a beautiful and memorable day. Check out our photos by clicking here. 🌞
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The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is thrilled and honored to be participating in a community art installation at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM).
Work displayed in Tacoma Art Museum’s TAM Local: Community Art Space for the Superhero show from October 16, 2019 to December 26, 2019.
We will have an opening reception that is FREE for the general public and will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the TAM Community Art Space. The reception will be held from 5 pm to 7:30 pm that evening. Light refreshments will be served.
Parking fees will apply at the museum or may apply for some nearby street parking.
To learn more about the community art installation program and the museum, please click here.
We are calling all BEST artists throughout Washington State to share your art with us! Click here to learn more.
A brain injury support group serves as an important resource and lifeline for many people.
Why are support groups important? Here are three ways:
In Washington State, we have a robust support group community throughout our state; our support groups are at the ready to share their care, give a hand up to each other, and create a solid community of engagement, involvement and conversations.
Today, we shine the spotlight on the Spokane area, the second largest city in Washington State and the busy hub of Eastern Washington.
Here are just a couple of the support group options in this area. Check it out below.
Brain Injury Brunch Club
Second Saturday of the month, 11:00 AM till 12:15 PM
Frankie Doodles Restaurant – Conference Room
30 E 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
Contact: Nicholas Mehrnoosh Email: email@example.com
Support Group Facilitator: Nicholas Mehrnoosh
Description: The Brain Injury Brunch Club is a peer support group based in Spokane, Washington. The purpose of the group is to foster peer relationships and improve social skills for individuals living with a brain injury. The group engages in discussions and table topic activities. Any food or beverages ordered during the group session is paid for by the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST). The group is administered by a Certified Support Group Facilitator that encourages a safe and inclusive environment.
Brain Injury Community Support Group
Fourth Monday of the month, 6:30 PM till 8:00 PM
MultiCare Valley Hospital – Education Center, Davis Room
12606 E Mission Ave, Spokane, WA 99216
Contact: Marysa Rogozynski Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Group Facilitator: Marysa Rogozynski
Description: The Brain Injury Community Support Group provides tools and resources necessary for personal growth after a brain injury. The group utilizes the Identity & Moving-On after TBI curriculum, developed by Dr. Wayne Gordon at Mount Sinai Hospital and administered by the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST). Group members work to create a map of their goals and desires that are built upon their strengths and interests, in order to begin developing a Personal Futures Plan. The group is administered by a Certified Support Group Facilitator and meets on a monthly basis. Individuals of all ages are welcomed to attend.
Looking for additional support group options? Seeking a support group in other areas of Washington State? Click here to find a support group near you.
News is all around us, all of the time.
Whether it’s on television, all over social media and social networking sites, online, on the radio or in a newspaper, news is constantly being shared at an increasingly rapid pace.
Especially if the news has not necessarily been positive.
Recently, and quite sadly, there has been an abundance of bad news in those twenty four by seven news cycles.
Should we also have personal bad news, that only adds to the difficulty.
That is a LOT to manage.
Managing bad news can lead to anxiety, depression, mental and physical fatigue and a less than optimistic outlook.
For our community, we are already coping with brain injury; extra things to cope with definitely take a toll on our overall health.
So what can we do about it?
Here’s a quick resource guide on just a few ways to feel better and find balance. Click on the green highlighted text to learn more.
What are some some coping strategies that you like to use? We’d love to hear about them.
Share your thoughts with Kim Thompson, BEST Communications Manager by email at email@example.com. Kim is gathering your thoughts to continue this article series.