COVID-19 Update

For the time being, COVID-19 is affecting TBI services.

TBI staff will remain available to you. You can email or call us. Please reach out if you have questions or needs.

Funds For You (FFY). TBI Clients are still able to work with their TBI Social Worker to submit and apply for FFY, we are just limiting home visits, and travel for our staff, so all FFY applications will need to be submitted via e-mail, mail, or planned ahead with your TBI Social Worker.

We want to make sure everyone is safe and healthy.

Training & Presentations: TBI has canceled all in-person trainings and presentations. TBI can offer trainings from a distance using Zoom. Zoom is a remote video platform. If you would like to schedule a training, please contact us. Also, keep checking back as we schedule online training opportunities.

Remember: The TBI staff are still here to support you in navigating life after a TBI. Please call or e-mail us, and we will be happy to be creative in ways to best support your needs.

Phone: 304-290-7412
Email: TBI@hsc.wvu.edu or Miranda.Talkington@hsc.wvu.edu

Veterans

Additional Veteran's Resource Manual

Veteran's Resource Manual

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Manual Cover "True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." Arthur Ashe

This quote speaks to common character traits often seen in our military personnel and military culture. By understanding some of the issues that are affecting soldiers, we may be more able to assist our [fellow] heroes as they continue in their military career and/or return to civilian life.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Brain Injury Association of America, brain injuries are noted as the "signature wound" of returning veterans of our Global War on Terrorism. Due to varying signs/symptom presentation, many soldiers have suffered an injury to their brain also known as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) but may not be aware that they have some level of injury. Of equal importance is the presence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the veteran population. Each impairment can occur separately or may coexist. Social, emotional, physical and community problems may follow these impairments making it more difficult to adapt or re-adapt to civilian life.

This Veteran's Resource Manual is dedicated to assisting individuals, caregivers, professionals and friends/family members in understanding both a TBI or "signature wound" along with PTSD. There will be valuable resources available within this manual to address areas of concern in order to enhance ones quality of life.

Thank you to all of our military personnel and their families for their service to our country. We would be proud and honored to assist you.

Read the entire TBI Veteran's Resource Manual