Services & Support

Activities at Home

By Lauren Costello / April 27, 2020 /

Looking for activities or things to do at home? Whether you are reading this during the era of physical distancing brought on by the spread of COVID-19 (a form of coronavirus) or if you or a loved one are at home following brain injury looking for activities to stimulate the brain, you’ve come to the…

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Online Resources, Financial Assistance, & Tele-health

By Lauren Costello / March 31, 2020 /

What is Tele-health? Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services. The goals of telehealth, also…

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Brain Stimulation at Home

By Lauren Costello / March 26, 2020 /

Looking to keep your mind active? Cognition is a complex system of thought that is made up of how you think and process information. It may include attention (being able to focus), concentration (focus for a period of time), memory, learning, language (or communication), solving problems, making decisions, and appropriate social skills. Individuals living with…

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New Online Support Group

By Lauren Costello / March 16, 2020 /

Looking to connect with others but have trouble with transportation? Large crowds? Coordinating schedules? The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina is aware that sometimes the traditional support group setting has some barriers for people to get access to, despite the mental and physical health benefits in addition to connecting to resources. In response, we…

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BI Awareness Social Media Toolkit

By Lauren Costello / February 19, 2020 /

Interested in sharing about brain injury but not sure how to start? The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina is here to help! Feel free to download these graphics to share on your social media – Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. Be sure to tag us in your posts so we can see how…

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Concussion

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

A concussion is a brain injury that affects how your brain communicates with the rest of your body. It can happen when your brain gets bounced around in your skull after a major fall, blast, or hit to the head. For many people, they may not even lose consciousness (black out), after the injury making…

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Legal & Financial Services

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

Where to Start? After a brain injury there may be certain logistics that need to be taken for financial and legal matters. Every person and their needs are different. Depending on your situation, legal compensation or financial assistance may be available. Questions Services Are you looking for some assistance with money or your finances for…

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State & Federal TBI Services Overview

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

The Department of Health & Human Services The Department of Health and Human Services is further broken down into divisions to provide targeted service efforts. The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS) is the state agency charged with determining policies and practices used by mental health, developmental disability, and substance…

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Community Services after Brain Injury

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

Individuals living with brain injury may feel isolated or confused about what services might help them live their fullest life. Each have different eligibility or criteria for acceptance. Be sure to ask what finances they accept for services, transportation, and what the daily/weekly schedule looks like. Where to Start? Not sure where to start?  Some…

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Frequently Asked Questions

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

How does a brain injury affect the individual? The family? A brain injury is something that is often unexpected and its effect on a person work the same way. Due to the changes in the way the brain communicates with the rest of the body, a variety of changes may occur. These effects may be…

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