Everyone likes to hear that they belong, that they aren't alone. Knowing that other people understand what you are going through can make a huge difference. Personal stories, blogs, and web pages are a great way to connect with others, make friends, get new ideas, find out what is working and what is not.
The purpose of a support group is to learn more about brain injury and available services by meeting with others who are facing or have faced similar challenges. The essential elements of a support group are:
- A place to gather information and meet new people
- A place where you can be yourself without judgement from others
- A place brainstorm for new ideas and resources
“Chat with Pat,” a forum for family members to ask questions about brain injury