In the United States, 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries every year. Of those, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized and 1.3 million are treated and released from emergency rooms. Brain injury is a contributing factor to nearly a third of all injury-related deaths.
The effects of traumatic brain injury vary from person to person, but they can be debilitating. There are emotional, physical and cognitive changes that a TBI sufferer goes through. These can make life difficult to adjust to. Thanks to the nonprofit Hope4Minds, based in Austin, sufferers of TBI in Travis County are getting the help that they need.
How is Hope4Minds Helping Austin Brain Injury Victims?
Hope4Minds connects TBI victims with people who understand what it’s like to go through a brain injury. They provide counseling and connect TBI sufferers to others in similar situations, allowing them to share their experiences and provide inspiration and hope for recovery. Hope4Minds’ clients suffer from many different effects of TBI. These include near constant headaches to mood swings to an inability to complete even basic tasks.
If you are a survivor of TBI, it is important to know that you are not alone. Groups like Hope4Minds, The Brain Injury Association of Austin and the Texas Brain Injury Alliance can help connect you with services and therapies that could be beneficial to your continued recovery.