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Brain injury support, education and advocacy resources

Support groups

Encouragement and support play an important role in recovering from brain injury. Becoming involved in a group and learning from others can give you hope and help you heal. Sponsored by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, these groups support and educate people who have had a serious head injury. There are also groups for families and friends of brain injury survivors.

Brain Injury Support Group

Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Brain Injury Support Group

Golden Valley, Minnesota

Brain Injury Support Group

Stillwater, Minnesota

Brain Injury Support Group for Family and Friends

Stillwater, Minnesota

woman performs tai chi

Tai Chi for persons with strokes, brain injuries or movement disorders

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers this program people who have experienced a stroke, a brain injury or a movement disorder, and for their care partners.

State and national brain injury support

For more brain injury support groups and services, contact these organizations:

Brain injury prevention tips

To learn how to prevent brain injuries, check out these pages of our health library.

Bicycle helmet - proper use

Helmets can save lives and prevent traumatic brain injuries only if they are worn properly.

arrow points to link to Guide for the Care of Children Get safety tips for bikes, scooters, skates and ATVs.

Concussions in sports: What you should know

A concussion is a blow to the head that affects how the brain works. Concussions can happen in free play, recreational sports, youth leagues, or in high school and college sports.

Fall prevention for children

Falls are a main cause of injuries to children under age 14 are falls. The type of injury that a child can have depends on how far he falls, and the type of surface he falls on.

Head injury

A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. The injuries can range from a minor bump on the skull to serious brain injury.

Safety

Accidents a common cause of traumatic brain injury. Fortunately, many accidents can be avoided if simple safety measures are taken.

Preventing head injuries in children

Although no child is injury proof, parents can take some simple steps to keep their children from getting head injuries.

Trampoline safety

Although a trampoline is fun, it can cause brain or head injuries if used in the wrong way. That is why following good trampoline safety rules is important.

Playground safety

Almost 200,000 children each year go to the hospital emergency room because they are hurt on the playground. Practicing playground safety may help keep your child safe while he plays and will decrease his chance of being injured.

Other resources on the Web

These websites offer solid information that can help people through their brain injury recovery experience.

Minnesota resources

National resources

CaringBridge

Need to connect with loved ones as you recover from a brain injury? CaringBridge provides free, secure, personalized Web pages that notify your family and friends with news about your progress.

Anyone can use this service by following the simple directions at caringbridge.org.