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How it feels to have a stroke

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened, as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding; she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

Survivor Articles

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Information about the effects of alcohol and drug use on the brain and getting help and support.

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Concussion

Describes common concussion symptoms, problems and how to get better.

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Keep your Brain Healthy

It's all about preventing an injury, living a healthy life and finding ways to take care of your body, mind and spirit.

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Sexual Health & Intimacy

Common questions from survivors and/or partners and families regarding sexual health & intimacy.

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Strategies to Assist Learning

This article provides strategies, ideas, and tips that may help you continue to learn.

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When Can I Drive Again

Describes what has to be considered to determine readiness to drive after a brain injury.

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GETTING BACK TO WORK

Describes what has to be considered to determine readiness to return to work after a brain injury.

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Brochure a l'intention des personnes atteinte

Les préoccupations de la Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec en matière de réadaptation existent depuis sa création en 1978. Consciente des difficultés que provoquent certains traumatismes graves sur le plan humain, la Société publie la présente brochure afin de venir en aide aux personnes qui sont aux prises avec les problèmes qu'entraîne un traumatisme cranio-cérébral.

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Acquired Brain Injury Resources

Brainstreams.ca

Brainstreams.ca provides information, education and social networking supports for survivors and families. It has been welcomed by the brain injury community by successfully offering a "one-stop shop" for information and to combat isolation on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week.

Neuroskills.com

The mission of CNS is to reduce disability, maximize independence, and achieve the maximum possible quality of life for clients who have suffered brain injury within the client existing financial constraints.

Brainline.org

A site dedicated to preventing, treating and living with traumatic brain injury.

Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre

The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre’s (TOHRC) Acquired Brain Injury Care Stream provides a range of patient-centered care from the acute stage to the community.

Braintrustcanada.com

BrainTrust Canada Association is a progressive community agency dedicated to preventing injury and maximizing independence for people living with brain injury. We offer services to individuals with brain injury and their families in BC interior and our injury prevention efforts have impact across the nation.

The DANA Foundation

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research. Dana produces free publications; coordinates the International Brain Awareness Week campaign, and supports the Dana Alliances.

Educating Educators About ABI

Teaching teachers how to accommodate students living with the effects of ABI.

Prevention

Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth

This site aims to prevent traumatic injuries and injury related mortality across all ages through community education, collaboration and awareness.

ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada

ThinkFirst is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries.

Prevent a Fall

Prevent a Fall provides tips for fall prevention for those over 65. However, whatever age we are, none of us are immune to falling.

SmartRisk

Empowering youth through education, programming and policy change to recognize and manage their risks of injury in the smartest ways possible.

Cdc.gov (Traumatic Brain Injury)

CDC's research and programs work to prevent TBI and help people better recognize, respond, and recover if a TBI occurs.

Protectyourhead.com

Protect your head from BrainTrust Canada Association is an experiential site. Get ready to experience what it may feel like to have a brain injury.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Local resources available in the Ottawa region, and Provincial resources to help those with brain injury.

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATIONS

Local, provincial, national and international associations to help people with an acquired brain injury.

BRAIN INJURY RESOURCES

VCBIS is proud to provide access to a series of articles designed to enhance the understanding of the brain injury field.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

VCBIS provides articles from the perspective of the survivors, family and friend, professional or the general public.

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