Few injuries have the potential to interfere more with your life than a traumatic brain injury. After all, if you have a TBI, you may experience memory lapses, changes in mood and concentration difficulties. Your loved ones also may struggle to adjust to the new version of you.
You are not alone, and there is no shame in asking for help. Here are a few Chicago-area resources that may improve your quality of life considerably.
Synapse House is a community of TBI and stroke survivors. At Synapse House, you take advantage of in-person and virtual programs that help you cope with your brain injury.
Address: 561 North York Street, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Brain Injury Association of Illinois
The Brain Injury Association of Illinois has a library of online resources to help you better understand your TBI. If you need to find a mental health professional or doctor, the BIA also maintains a comprehensive list of providers.
Address: Post office box 70, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463
Love Your Brain
Love Your Brain provides yoga and other physical and mental activities for survivors of brain injuries. The professionals there tailor plans to your needs and capabilities.
Address: 25 E Washington Street Suite 1025a, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Contact: [email protected]
Midwest Brain Injury Club House
The MBICH uses research to develop science-based resources for those who have sustained brain injuries. It also gives you a broad network of community support.
Address: 1436 West Randolph Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Barney & Karamanis, LLP
Paying for the services you need to cope with or recover from your TBI can be expensive. Fortunately, you may have legal options for pursuing financial compensation. Barney & Karamanis, LLP can help you better understand these options.
Ultimately, by taking advantage of all available resources, you build a strong foundation for your post-TBI future.