Sacramento Head Trauma Support Project

Welcome
If you've come to our head trauma Web site you're likely
looking for information and support. Our Sacramento Head
trauma Support Project intends to provide you with both -
through information and links on Head Trauma Sacramento.org  
and through person-to-person contact in meetings.

It is our intent to improve the quality of life for survivors of brain
injury and their families with support services and education.  
The very nature of brain injuries makes it difficult to diagnose
and treat TBI. Through sharing information and experiences we
make resources more readily available to people with traumatic
brain injury and to their families.

Our regular meetings bring together people with like interests
and concerns.  We have the opportunity to listen to and learn
from guest speakers in addition to sharing important personal
experiences.

The Sacramento Head trauma Support project also sponsors
special groups and events. Our Survivor Group meets weekly
and offers support for those recovering from brain injuries
through camaraderie, social interaction and special activities.
We also sponsor a weekly family-Caregiver Support group that
addresses the special challenges of  caring for a loved one with
TBI.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an insult to the brain, not of
degenerative or congenital nature, but caused by an external
physical force that may produce diminished or altered state of
consciousness. This results in an impairment of cognitive
abilities or physical functioning.

Consequences of TBI can Include"
Cognitive impairment such as difficulty with
attention, concentration and memory; slowed
thinking; speech and language impairments;
reduced spatial skills; poor judgment and poor
planning.
Physical impairments such as seizures, muscle
spasticity or paralysis; poor coordination;
fatigue; vision or hearing changes; loss of
smell and taste, and headaches.
Emotions and Behavior such as anxiety,
depression, anger, agitation, impulsivity,
disinhibition, self-centerdness, misperception
of others and poor self-awareness.
How We can Help

The Head Trauma Support Project Website is dedicated to
providing resources, information and support. We welcome you
to attend our meetings, become involved and be active. We
want you to know that there is hope and many experienced
people willing to share their experiences. You'll find many good
links on our TBI website, including opportunities to
CONTACT
US  directly.
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HEAD TRAUMA
FACTS
1.4 million
people in the
U.S. sustain a
TBI injury each
year


Each year
50,000 people
die as a result
of traumatic
brain injury


Children make
435,000
emergency
room visits a
year because of
TBI


37,000 children
are hospitalized
each year with
traumatic brain
injury


An estimated
2,685 children
die each year
because of TBI



The leading
cause of
traumatic brain
injury is falls


20% of TBI
injuries happen
in motor vehicle
accidents


Adolescents are
involved in
more TBI
related vehicle
accidents
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