March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital joins the Brain Injury Association of America in announcing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month with Brain Injury Awareness Day on March 22nd.
Over 12 million individuals are living with brain injury. This can cause a lifetime of disability which affects the person as well as their loved ones, who often intervene as full time caregivers. Awareness of the need for identification and treatment of brain injury is critical in reducing the impact of the disability to allow the individual to return to life.
The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI) at Brookhaven Hospital, is an internationally recognized center for the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and other neurological disorders. Our highly individualized treatment program is tailored to each individual with the goal of restoring the highest level of independence possible. NRI is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International.
For over thirty years, NRI has helped individuals with brain injury and their loved ones. Our brain injury case managers are available to guide you through the process of finding the right treatment, and can be reached at 888.298.HOPE (4673).
I am researching the path to why my brother developed schizophrenia. Our family history is plagued with mental illness and well as, he rode bronco and bull in rodeo for a number of years and also spent 14 years in military service in Army. He always seemed to have a “different” way of seeing the world. As children I believe he had what we now know as
ADD or ADHD. He had a lot of energy and was hard to handle as a kid.
I believe that all of these factors over time and by not being recognized and treated early on have accumulated into a severe schizophrenic diagnosis. It is increasingly getting worse and hard to control. He keeps stopping his medications. He hears voices, is in constant pain and hallucinates. He lives in an area that is isolated and has very few specialists. He is off his medication again and is refusing treatment of any kind.