Welcome to Kitsap Brain Injury

The support groups are open to anyone with a brain injury, their caregivers, family members, and loved ones. It is an opportunity to socialize, share experiences, explore healthy coping strategies, and find strength with others. Meetings may consist of a brief presentation covering a selected topic that is relevant to living with a brain injury followed by an open discussion and problem solving among the group.

The CDC (Centers of Disease Control) reported,” about 2.87 million TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred in the United States, including over 837,000 of these health events among children.” They further identified that,” TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States.”

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Our 2019 event theme was provided by a support group member.

"We are here to give hope to others." — Angela Armstrong
Group Meetings

Brain injury survivors are left with physical, cognitive and emotional outcomes that impact their relationships, work and independence, often leading to loneliness and isolation. Support groups offer informal opportunities for understanding a shared experience that greatly changed their lives. Groupwork is a wonderful opportunity for people with similar life experiences to meet each other, share their stories and encourage one another. Group members benefit from learning coping strategies and everyday tips for dealing with various experiences and improving quality of life.

Due to the pandemic we have transitioned our support groups to being online. Please bear with us as we develope our in-person groups

Support Group Benefits
Wisdom

Tacoma Brain Injury Conference

Support groups allow people with brain injuries to see that there is a large community of brain injury organizations and people with TBIs who've had similar experiences. Fellow survivors are willing to share their stories and provide advice on living with a brain injury.

Knowledge

Seatac Brain Injury Conference

Survivors with TBI can also help one another to learn what various medical terms mean or to make more-informed decisions about residential care, Social Security disability, or insurance eligibility for Medicare or Medicaid.

Community

Seatac Brain Injury Conference

Support groups provide a safe haven for survivors to ask questions about their symptoms without fear of being criticized.

Our Community Impact
July 30, 2020

Annual Kitsap Brain Injury event to be virtual in September

Staff, Kitsap Daily Reporter

July 30, 2020

Kitsap Brain Injury, the nonprofit organization that falls under the umbrella of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, recently announced that its annual Walk, Run and Roll for Thought event will be held virtually via Zoom in September due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

2017 walk run and roll for thought
August 8, 2017

Traumtic Brain Injury, Lets talk about it

Michaela Roman, Kitsap Sun Newspaper

August 8, 2017

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects, according to the Mayo Clinic. Traumatic brain injuries don’t just occur from playing football or having a stroke.

March 4, 2020

Bremerton City Council Meeting

Suzanne Griffin, Bremerton City Council Meeting

March 4, 2020

Suzanne informs the Bremerton City Council that she was presented with a proclaimation from the Mayor of Bremerton Greg Wheeler who proclaimed that March is Brain Injury Awareness month

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About Kitsap Brain Injury

Kitsap Brain Injury is a non-profit organization serving Kitsap, Clallam, and Jefferson Counties