Battling Brain Injuries With the NJ State Library

Brain injuries are an issue which afflicts thousands of Americans each year. In fact, the CDC reports that over 2.8 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year. While it’s not a topic we often discuss in our day to day lives, chances are you or someone you love will encounter this reality at some point in their lifetime. Although it’s easy to overlook our brain health, this organ is the command center for the rest of our body’s dozens of functions. While no one anticipates being afflicted with a brain injury, by equipping yourself with the right resources, strategies, and facts, you can be prepared in any scenario.

On Wednesday, March 27th, you are invited to join the New Jersey State Library for their upcoming webinar, Introduction to Brain Injury. The afternoon’s conversation will be guided by Kim Myers, a representative from the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. The discussion will begin at 12pm on Zoom. This webinar will be held asynchronously, so you are welcome to tune in from anywhere in the Capital City and beyond. This discussion is free to attend, but advanced registration is required. Please secure your space by enrolling here: NJSL – Register. This presentation is appropriate for survivors, caregivers, and curious learners alike, so be sure to sign up for this informative afternoon.

Throughout the day, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the different types of brain injuries, common causes, symptoms, and various changes that can result from brain injury. A portion of the afternoon will also be spent discussion strategies for caregivers and families of survivors, and what sorts of processes can be implemented in order to better encourage their loved one’s recovery. The conversation will conclude with additional details about the number of programs and services currently available to individuals with brain injury and their families.

Kim Myers is a community outreach specialist with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. She holds bachelor’s degrees in health science and public health from Stockton University and has gained experience in developing and facilitating community programming on a wide variety of health topics. Through her work, she strives to empower individuals of all ages to lead healthy, fulfilling lives and create a better, more connected community.

For more information regarding this and other upcoming events at the New Jersey State Library, please visit their website, linked here: NJSM – Home. You can contact the NJSM at (609) 278-2640 if you have any questions or would like any help with the registration process. Protecting your brain is priority number one, so be sure to enroll for this informative webinar today.

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