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Do you know someone recently deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan? Were they exposed to a blast or explosion that left them briefly dazed or confused? Did they say that their "bell was rung" by this event or events?

Have you noticed any of the following?

  • Complaints of persistent headaches and/or neck pains
  • Experience unusual forgetfulness or is easily distracted
  • Complaints of dizziness, loss of balance or ringing in the ears
  • Has unexplained sadness or anger, or mood changes that occur without an emotional trigger
  • Blurred vision or unusual sensitivity to light or sound
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty completing tasks that require concentration, organization, or decision making
  • Changes in sleep patterns or complaints of unusual fatigue

Is that someone a battle buddy, a spouse, a friend, a brother or sister, or YOU? If so, they may have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). A mild traumatic brain injury will often not leave visible wounds; but is very real. These symptoms may be temporary; but for some they may be prolonged or even life-long.

The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) seeks to help these soldiers and their families in the following ways:

  • Confidential, one-on-one contact with BIAK staff to help you identify your needs and available resources.
  • Contact information with support groups
  • Access to brain injury support/education materials
  • Strategies for coping with common brain injury and how to help in recovery
  • Technical assistance in starting support groups
  • Assistance in finding counseling support

For more information, or a confidential consultation, call BIAK, toll free 1-800-592-1117.

Address information

Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky 7321 New LaGrange Road, Suite 100 Louisville, Kentucky 40222