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  • 00:31

    Depression and Bipolar Disorder, the solution by reprograming your brain

    in Health

    Depression and Bipolar disorder can be corrected by reprograming your brain!


    Your perception of your environment is in your control


    This episode is vital and life changing


    Don't miss this life saving episode!

  • 01:20

    Another Fork in the Road: Panel - Behavioral & Emotional Changes & Brain Injury

    in Education

    One of the most difficult aftereffects of brain injury is losing oneself. Depending on the injury and which part of the brain is impacted determines the type of emotional and behavioral change in one’s personality. A person who was agreeable, complacent, reasonable, and calm before the injury may change drastically to one who is violent, depressive, or struggles with anger management. These effects are not easy for others to understand – BUT, have you thought how difficult it must be for the survivor? My panel, M. S. survivor, Lisa Dryer and Brain Injury survivor, GeorgeAnna Bell will join me to discuss this sensitive topic.


     


    Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!



    To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.



    Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com


    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 03:04

    Brain Injury Survival Kit on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Dr Cheryle Sullivan worked solo many years, as a family physician in private practice in Michigan and as a family physician-clinic administrator in Colorado.


    In 2002, a skiing accident caused a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that ended Dr. Sullivan’s medical career. Dr. Sullivan now follows her passion, raising awareness about brain injury among the general public as well as in health care providers. She has presented on topics related to brain injury to the general public, medical providers, educators, vocational rehabilitation staff and military staff and troops. She is the author of the book Brain Injury Survival Kit, 365 Tips, Tricks and Tools to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss and contributing author for the book Chicken Soup for the Soul, Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injury. See tbijourney.com


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."


    We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.


    Front part of show is a featured guest. The second is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and braininjuryradio.com

  • 01:23

    Another Fork in the Road: Julie Kintz on Clubhouses for the Brain-Injured

    in Education

     


    Many folks who have had a brain injury are left with many residual effects. Therapies such as physical, occupational, and speech are offered in hospitals and rehab centers. Neuropsych is also offered, but the services for each of these therapies is limited. So what do folks do who still have needs? Tonight Julie Kintz, brain-injury survivor, will focus on the needs of the brain-injured. She will talk to us about the "Clubhouse" model, which provides a safe haven for those who live with mental illness after brain injury. Zachary Stilwell, a member of the Clubhouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will stop by to share his thoughts, too.


    Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!
    To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.
    Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 01:17

    Brain Injury Communication - Michael Idell - Who Needs A Place to Vent?

    in Social Networking

    Who needs a place to vent when they won't be judged???


    WE ARE HERE!!


    It is unlikely that there is a typical developing individual who has never had a tantrum of some sort or an irrational behavior, who has not balked at being separated from a loved one or been fed up about circumstances they are dealt with . Rarer still are people who are never moody or withdrawn, aggressive or antisocial, argumentative or oppositional.


    It is typical of anyone to retreat or respond negatively or aggressively to situations that are new, frightening, or beyond their understanding.
    _____________
    Why is this unacceptable behavior for a person surviving a brain injury?


    Why is it culturally acceptable for someone to be this way but when an individual with a neurological impairment, it becomes an excuse this person is acting irrational?


    Why should this person be judged based on his or her disability?


    Why can't this be looked at as a normal behavior by someone who was mistreated somehow?
    _______________
    Are you a brain inury survivor and don't know who to turn to?


    Are you a caregiver who can't get any support?


    Are you a parent of someone with special needs and cant find someone who understands?


    WE ARE HERE!


    This is A Simple Brain Injury Support Group Organization Inc.


     


    www.ASBISG.org

  • 03:04

    Renowned Expert on Brain Health on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Dr. Michael Lewis is a renowned expert on brain health, particularly the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI). He founded the Brain Health Education and Research Institute in late 2011 when he retired as a Colonel after a distinguished 31-year career in the U.S. Army. His pioneering work has helped countless thousands of people around the world and recognized by the American College of Nutrition with their prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award. Dr. Lewis’ work has been featured in CNN’s Sanjay Gupta MD show and he regularly appears in the media including television, radio, webinars, and podcasts.


    He completed post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is currently in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area. See: www.brainhealtheducation.org


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."


    We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.


    Front part of show is a featured guest. The second is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and www.braininjuryradio.com

  • 03:03

    The Matt Duffin Show - "Brain Crained"

    in Caregiving

    We're gonna talk about Identifying Depression, but understanding this well, I dispise depression.  Nears the S-ide-word we don't mention.  


    Other than that, and we've been here before, I have whats called Creative Cramp.  Writers Block.  Producetion Pouts..  TMDS is at a blockade in thought, or is it too much thought?  Brain Injury Awareness Month rolls on smoothly so far, TBI 101 Conference and 'speaking engagemtent' on deck soon.  BICS, BICS, and well, BICS has taken over.  Sliding in some PT is like a break.  


    Sit down, watch the Election being Trumped on one side, and a late-start stop-start on the other.  And fallen hero's from the past glare in.  Race (as always) is driving George Wallace type speaches and battles; its gonna get ugly.  But, we've agreed to that for months, haven't we.  Load what ya got, keep what ya got.  Fire on what's needed.  Is that actually the way this country needs directed?  Or, has it simply not been stern enough.   My Kid's boots are on the ground.


    I don't have a penny in this election, nor will I ever be needed on foriegn soil again.  The 'America Back to Strong' is wearing me down.  Donald, we are strong.  Just not stupid.  Even Brain Injury folks know that much.  I'm overloaded in my mind, and would enjoy your words, your thoughts.


    424    243-9540  Survivors, Friends, Family (Margo) we're doing so well, and today's lesson is about IDENTIFYING DEPRESSION.  We've all done it.  It's a forte` I believe in.  Rollin' up my sleeves right now...

  • 01:06

    Brain Injury Communication - Michael Idell - You can't live without medication?

    in Education

    Many people think they can not get by in life without medications. Rightfully so, some may be medically needed for survival. 


    Others may be needed but are only a temporary fix like a bandaid but do not solve or treat the problem. The problem is chemical dependencies from being hooked on these medications pre cribed by doctors.


    Are you hooked on meds or have trouble getting by without the use of addictive medications prescribed by your doctors? 


    Please call our Brain Injury Radio Network Show April 1st at 5:30pm (Pacific Time)

  • 02:09

    The Fourth Branch: Kids in Residential Treatment

    in Current Events

    The Fourth Branch with Debbie Carroll: Kids in Residential Treatment, Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 6-8 p.m. Pacific, 7-9 p.m. Mountain, 8-10 p.m. Central, and 9-11 p.m. Eastern.   Join us tonight with Thomas Schaffnit, a psychiatric/pediatric nurse for forty years, as we explore the conditions inside Colorado Department of Human Services pediatric residential treatment centers. Learn about these quasi-governmental, private hospitals where children who are disabled and/or mentally ill reside in out-of-home placements. Mr. Schaffnit will discuss the approaches to treatment and incidence of drugging. He will also present his perspective as a medical employee on interactions with children and on working conditions.  Online at Permalink: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truthemerges/2016/04/22/the-fourth-branch-kids-in-residential-treatment    OR call our GUEST LINE (347)855-8301. Press 1 if you want to join in the conversation.


     


    Child abuse, maltreatment and neglect in residential programs for teens are widespread


    http://www.astartforteens.org/documented-abuse


    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/09/us/colorado-treatment-center-lawsuits/index.html?hpt=hp_t2


     

  • 00:29

    Happy Brain Food For Thought!

    in Lifestyle

    What makes the brain function properly?  What can you do to stimulate the mind into thinking harder about what you would like in life?  is this really possible?  I am not a doctor, and, I am not practicing medicine, but, I have watched people gain happiness by doing something different in life with what they already possess!


    We read about pheromes and everyday we see signs of people getting rich by taking action on a thought they had!  How many times have you kicked yourself for having and idea that never left the edge of your mind?  What would you do to get happiness if you knew the secret to happiness?  You have everything you need, because you possess the secret.  No one taught it to you, you had it at birth!  Yes, you were born right and had all you need at birth right, and, every country needs us to use what we possessed known as birth rights.  Wow, what an incredible topic!

    Tomorrow is Free-For-All-Firday at blogtalk radio with your host Jill Reed, so, show up and give us all you got!

  • 00:31

    My brain changed. Now what?

    in Motivation

    Your funny hospital stories, we want to hear them. Being in the hospital is no fun. If you were alot like us we had to find ways to make our hospital stay fun.


    Joinus!