Published on June 25, 2020

Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors, Family and Caregivers Now Available Online

Brain injuries can range from mild to fatal and can be caused by a number of factors, such as genetic or congenital disorders to concussions, after childbirth, tumors or even gunshot wounds. Everyone is susceptible to a brain injury and they affect all age groups from infants to the elderly. Recovery from a brain injury varies from person to person and cause to cause. Often people need help adjusting to changes in their lives following a brain injury.

To help those who have suffered a brain injury, as well as their caregivers, family and friends, a new online support group is available. In collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, the support group is designed to provide the opportunity to share information and experiences, while gaining valuable knowledge about brain injuries. The group meets on the second Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m., and are currently being conducted via Zoom. The next meeting will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020.

Registration is required. Once complete, participants will receive a password protected link to the Zoom meeting. Those interested in learning more about brain injuries and resources available may visit www.biami.org. Those interested in registering or have questions about the meeting may call Nancy Kotwicki, L.M.S.W., at (989) 356-7359 or Sandy Smith, R.N., at (248) 417-2810.