The Brain Injury Association of Delaware (BIAD) has made it their mission to “create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and support”. During these unprecedented times, we have found ourselves in a unique position and are re-inventing the way we reach our brain injury community.
The COVID-19 crisis is adding stress to the lives of many. Our brain injury community is not exempt from these stresses. Social isolation can pose adverse effects, such as depression and anxiety, which can negatively affect the quality of life and rehabilitation of a survivor. Social support systems are extremely important to the brain injury survivor. The best approach to assisting brain injury survivors, as well as their caregivers, during this time is to let them know that they are not alone and offer encouragement. Maintaining a social support system is vital.
BIAD has taken steps to remain connected with survivors and caregivers during this time. Our organization has made necessary changes to the way we assist our community. We have implemented virtual support groups throughout the state, we are making check-in calls to persons affected by brain injury, we are providing links to key services, and we are working with other organizations to bring virtual mindfulness activities to those in the brain injury community.
Please help us spread the word. If you know someone that is in need of our help, please have them contact Kristy Handley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 346-2083. BIAD continues to be proactive, working to assist our brain injury community with living the best life possible.
Thank you for your continued support.
Kristy Handley, M.S.
Brain Injury Association of Delaware
P.O. Box 1897, Dover, DE 19903
302-346-2083 | 1-800-411-0505