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Categories: Being a Caregiver, COVID-19 Resources, Living with Brain Injury

Seeking support online can be very helpful. Whether you are an individual living with a brain injury or a caregiver, it helps to know you are not alone. Scroll down to find virtual support groups for you and your family.

Alabama

Alaska

Connecticut

Delaware

Georgia

Indiana

Louisiana

  • The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana offers a virtual support group that meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST. Additional virtual groups are offered at various times. For more information and/or to be added to the support group list, please email kim@biala.org.

Maryland

  • The Brain Injury Association of Maryland offers the following support group options:
    • Check-in chats every Friday at noon. To register, click here
    • Young Stroke Group meets the first and third Fridays of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Contact Susan Emery to learn more.
    • The severe brain injury caregiver support group meets online from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET on the second and fourth Sunday of each month using Zoom. Call 301-502-8420 or contact Tom Gallup for more information.

Massachusetts

Missouri

New York

Oregon

  • Abilitree offers a weekly virtual support group from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Click here for more details.

Tennessee

  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Middle and West Tennessee has partnered with the Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association to offer statewide weekly virtual support groups including Art Therapy and a Caregiver Group. For more information, please email Lisa Morgan at chattanoogabraininjury@gmail.com and Rick Hall at Harlanhall@yahoo.com.

Texas

  • The Alamo Head Injury Association offers a monthly support group virtually. Click here for more details.

Virginia

  • The Brain Injury Association of Virginia offers the following support group options:
    • A monthly online caregiver support group. If you are interested in joining, click here to contact Debra.
    • An online survivor and family support group that meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on the third Monday of each month. If you are interested in joining, click here to contact Christine.

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • The Wyoming stroke/brain injury support group is meeting virtually from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Click here for more details.

National Support Groups

  • TryMunity is a non-profit organization increasing awareness and providing support to individuals and families suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) through an online social community for survivors and supporters of shared stories, ideas, suggestions, and words of encouragement. TryMunity gives you the opportunity to meet others and create a supportive network, share your story, join a discussion, post a blog, upload photos, and learn from others.
  • Veteran Caregiver offers support to veterans, caregivers of veterans or service members whose life may be altered by injury, illness, or aging. If you’re feeling isolated or alone, want or need people around you who “get it,” and you’d benefit from networking with peers and professionals, community health and recovery resources, you’ve come to the right place. Caregiver Peer Support is remarkable and valued and helping or receiving help can come at just the right time to make a difference.
  • Daily Strength is a free online brain injury support group made up of members who can relate to each other’s struggles.
  • PINK Concussions’ Women’s Group is a private group for women over 25 who live with brain injury.
  • The Smart Patients Brain Injury Discussion Forum is an online support group for patients and caregivers dealing with traumatic brain injury. Members share help, advice and information about treatments, symptoms and side effects.
  • The Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group is a place where you can share your frustration, joy, fears, and anything else that pertains to TBIs.

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