Traumatic Brain Injuries
Every year, 28,000 Virginians sustain a brain injury. Among these, over 5,000 are hospitalized and more than 1,400 die. Today, there are nearly 190,000 people who are disabled as a result of a brain injury.
A TBI is an injury that happens in an instant and can result in a lifetime of physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges for an individual. Early and adequate access to care will greatly increase overall quality of life.
Department of Veterans Affairs (Polytrauma/TBI)
Center for Disease Control Article about TBI
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Traumatic Brain Injury. Com (General and Specific Information, Entire site devoted to TBI)
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Deptartment of Defense
Some veterans with TBI or PTSD may be at risk for Epilepsy and Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES). Further information is available at
Brain Injury Association of Virginia
Brain Injury Association of America
Virginia Brain Injury Council (VBIC) (Virginia Department for Aging and Rehab Services)
TBI and the Military: Learn about the advances in military care for TBIs