Traumatic brain injury affects different people in different degrees, but everyone with TBI experiences similar emotions. Dealing with TBI is challenging for both the patient and his or her family, but sharing your experiences with people who have had similar experiences can help. TBI support groups provide the opportunity to make friends and learn more about TBI.
Different TBI support groups have different focuses, so check out several, if possible, to see which one best meets your needs. Some TBI support groups emphasize learning about TBI, while others emphasize offering adaptive recreational opportunities for TBI patients. Some groups have meetings for patients and separate meetings for caregivers and family members, while others invite any one interested in TBI to the same meeting.
We have tried to make the following list as complete as possible, but at this time could find only one TBI support group in Nebraska. For any questions regarding service or assistance in Nebraska, please contact the Brain Injury Association of America’s National Family HelpLine at (800) 444-6443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might consider starting your own group. Information about starting your own TBI support group can also be obtained from the Brain Injury Association of America:http://www.biausa.org/index.html.
The Brain Injury Support Group of Omaha
The Brain Injury Support Group of Omaha meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Please call for the time and more information.
Immanuel Hospital Rehab Center
72nd and Sorenson Parkway
(When sending e-mail please write TBI in the subject line.)