February was Epilepsy Awareness Month, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. For the last two years and this year, 2015 to 2017, the campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month has been Not Alone. Reminding people that we are not alone is probably one of the most important things for a brain injury survivor, at least it was for me.
After a brain injury you can feel alone, like you can’t communicate with others and they can’t understand you, you feel separated and different. Even after, as you start to improve life, it still feels different.
We are not alone, you are not alone, we all need to not only hear this but see it and feel it. See our friends and family with us, next to us, we want to be treated equally so we feel normal again or the closest thing to normal we can find during those hard times.
We need to know that there are people to help and take care of us when we can’t do things alone, but also understand when we are capable of doing things for ourselves and make decisions.
You are never alone after a brain injury; family, friends, doctors and even other brain injury survivors. We are not alone.
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