Welcome to MTBI Tips!
The purpose of this website is to create an awareness of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and learn about the treatment options that are available. Understanding the symptoms and knowing which Medical Professional to see can be very empowering. Also, there are many things that you can do on your own to accelerate the healing process. The first step is to recognize what it is and how it shows up.
In the early stages of my MTBI recovery, I knew I wasn’t the same but didn’t really know why. When I was released from the hospital, I was told that I had a mild brain injury and that I would get over it in a year or two. I had no idea what I was to get over and there was nothing in writing to explain what to do about it. I was in an automobile accident three weeks later.
I’m beginning to think that there are a lot more people walking around with brain injury caused by emotional or physical trauma and don’t know it. When I talk about the symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), many people who consider themselves “normal” will say, “Oh that happens to me all the time.”
This website is to help you learn more about this “invisible injury” which is now being called the Silent Epidemic because it often goes unidentified and misunderstood. Many people who have MTBI or were told that they “had ‘just’ a concussion” fall through the cracks of medical attention because of the lack of awareness. Thanks to the media coverage, the public is learning about the serious long term effects of sports concussions and the sad news of our Wounded Warriors returning with MTBI and not receiving the medical attention necessary.
However, the Good News is that we have magnificent brains that are resilient and can rewire and improve brain function. That’s why I teamed up with my Cognitive Therapist to write about what we can do to get better. The books are not about me. They are about you, because you will probably identify with much of what you read or recognize the symptoms that you’ve encountered in friends or coworkers. Follow my blogs and learn tips that I have gathered from my own experience and from extensive reading on the plasticity and flexibility of the brain.
By the way, the audiobook I recorded for our Wounded Warriors recovering from MTBI will be out soon. Check back to see how you can download the digital version.