Brain Injury Alliance of South Dakota
Helping people who have been touched by brain injury.
A brain injury can happen to anyone at any time---no one is immune. Also, it is important to understand that every brain injury is different. A brain injury usually will affect all areas of a person's life---not just their thinking. As a result, holistic brain injury rehabilitation is considered a best practise.

Information about brain injury and treatment:

Click Here for a Family Survival Guide Brochure

To read a personal story about brain injury, click here.

Brain Interrupted: John's Story - A video about an undiagnosed pediatric brain injury and the consequences of it. Patricia Haldeman was one of our previous presenters at the Black Hills Brain Injury Conference. has a great website with excellent information about brain injury.

Reinventing Our Family - is a blog by Abby Maslin that chronicles about "Loving and Learning After a TBI." It is connected to

The Brain: An Interactive Map - This is a map of the brain that can help a person better understand how it works.

Here are some particular topics/issues:

Awareness and Depression
- Depression is very common after a brain injury, particularly as a person becomes more aware of the changes that have happened as a result of the brain injury.

Catastrophic Reaction - This is something that many people will experience to different degrees after a brain injury.

Neuropsychological Terms and Definitions - A list of term and definitions that may be helpful for better understanding medical reports.

Sexual Functioning and Satisfaction after Traumatic Brain Injury - This guide was designed to help people understand the changes that may occur after a brain injury and to provide information to assist in adjusting to those changes.

Helmets can save lives and can reduce the severity of a brain injury. A person is three times less likely to sustain a brain injury if he or she is wearing a helmet.

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