B.R.A.I.N. Cares For Our Military

americanflagB.R.A.I.N. is here to make a difference for all military personnel and their families.

At B.R.A.I.N. we are here to help and honor our military heroes. Did you know that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), is the signature injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars?

Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness is paramount in connecting with the Veteran community. If you have PTS, it doesn’t mean you just have to live with it. In recent years, researchers from around the world have dramatically increased our understanding of what causes PTS and how to treat it. Hundreds of thousands of Veterans have gotten treatment for PTS-and treatment works. Whether you just returned from a deployment or have been home for 40 years, it’s never too late to get professional treatment or support for PTS. Receiving counseling or treatment as soon as possible can keep your symptoms from getting worse. Even Veterans who did not realize they had PTS for many years have benefited from treatment that allows them to deal with their symptoms in new ways. Your mental well-being is just as important as your physical well-being. Continuous maintenance of your vehicle keeps it running smoothly. The same should be said for your mental and physical well-being. Society needs to care, and part of that is getting the awareness piece. If Veterans don’t self-identify, or if the community and loved ones cannot identify the signs or symptoms of the PTS and/or TBI that the Veteran is displaying, then triage cannot be provided. Become aware and show that you care.

It is estimated that 22 Veterans commit suicide daily (USDVA, 2014)

To read more from B.R.A.I.N.’s Veterans Affairs Advisor, SGTMAJ James J. Schickel, USMC, Ret. click here.

B.R.A.I.N. is here to assist military personal and their families with resources and support. We offer pro bono services to active military, and reduced rates for retired military. Please contact us for more information at (714) 828-1760.

Veteran Resources:

▪ Long Beach Veterans Hospital
▪ Coastline Veterans Resource Center
▪ Orange Coast Veterans’ Resource Center
▪ Orange County Veterans Service Office
▪ Working Wardrobes Vet Net
▪ Veterans First
▪ Saratoga WarHorse Foundation