BIAAZ aims to raise awareness, prevent future brain injuries from substance misuse, and help those who struggle with addiction after brain injury to find recovery.
When you go a million miles per hour your entire life, a stroke can be devastating. Not only do you have to slow down, but you have to learn a new normal.
Well, at least there’s one good story from 2020 and it started on October 1 — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has expanded the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), based on the PCAFC Improvements and Amendments Under the VA MISSION Act of 2018.
Stroke isn’t something you plan on. Just ask Jennifer Kirchen. World Stroke Day is October 29 and Jennifer wants others to learn from her experience.
Most of us at one point or another have probably heard a story or two about someone’s near-death experience (NDE). Typically, such tales involve a sensation of floating above one’s unconscious body. Then, there’s the ascent to a bright light, while bathed in warmth and elation.
With all this well-deserved attention about the dangers of opioids, there is another side to the story that should not be discounted. Opioids can also be beneficial for many patients as long as they are carefully prescribed and monitored.
Not only are invisible disabilities often debilitating in and of themselves, but the public’s unawareness of their effects can lead to misunderstandings and even prejudice. The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) seeks to provide additional clarity on this important and timely topic.
…if you feel constant, intense sadness and hopelessness, aren’t really interested in things you once enjoyed, and are consumed with guilt and low self-esteem that never seem to go away, you’re dealing with something different.
This is depression and it’s a serious disorder, but it’s also treatable…
This is a profile of one of the many professionals the BIAAZ State Opioid Response Team works with, Samantha Eagle.