Veteran Programs & Resources

The Invisible Injury

To read more about military TBI from the Brain Injury Association of America click here. 

Blasts are a leading cause of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) for military personnel and veterans.  Blast TBIs occur from a pressure wave generated by an explosion resulting in cognitive skills that are impaired no matter the severity of the injury.  Many problems can arise from a blast TBI that include physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms.  Poor outcomes become more likely when stays in different settings are shortened.  The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) advocates towards working to improve TBI care for returning service-members and veterans through inclusion of TBI provisions.  Some of the new oversight efforts being made include development of individualized recovery programs.  One program for veterans includes the Peer Visitor Program for veterans and their loved ones.  Other resources for veterans and their families/caregivers can also be found if you scroll to the bottom of the page as well as more information on blast TBIs. Learning about the resources available and the advocacy taking place can help the veterans closest to you!

A Word About Blast TBI

Blast TBIs are the leading cause of injury among military personnel. Being the lead agency associated with this war in Georgia for Peer Visits for the past 6 years, BIAG has always been there for returning veterans and their families.

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Peer Visitor Program

A program designed to offer hope, support, and resources to brain injury survivors and their families and/or caregivers in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. You can contact Dr. Inge Thomas to request a peer visit for a veteran close to your heart through the Dekalb VA TBI Program.

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Veteran Resources

We offer comprehensive support, help and resources to families. Links to a Traumatic Brain Injury blog are available and so are the benefits that the state of Georgia provides for veterans.  You can also check out the national caregiver support line.

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