Our Voice

We are the Injured Brain Community

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury of any type, then he or she is now living with an injured brain—and we number in the thousands! When we find each other, make new friendships with one another, support each other, and advocate together, we become a lifeline for others and receive the same back from them. It is what our Injured Brain Community is all about.

The more we interact with each other, the stronger we become. We are living a lifelong journey of recovery, and whether you’ve recently suffered a brain injury or you’ve been progressing along your unique recovery journey for some time, we are in this together. When we find each other here, we become part of something bigger.

Our voices, together, make one voice in support of all people living with an injured brain. Together we can inspire hope in one another, advocate for additional resources together, be the shoulder we need to cry upon or the friend who “gets it” to give a high-five to, and help each other overcome our isolation.

The Power of Community

When we support one another and stand together, we are not alone.

Not Alone

“Sometimes I feel so alone, like the world has left me behind,” said Jeff, a Nebraskan living with an injured brain. And we say: Jeff, you are not alone anymore. None of us are! We can find each other through NIBN, and we can be part of something bigger than ourselves again as we continue to pursue our recovery journey.

Check out the Chapter Members link above, or connect to the Support Forum by clicking the link below—find a friend. Share your questions and ideas. Tell your fellow members of the Injured Brain Community more about you: your hobbies, likes and dislikes, hopes, etc. Don’t feel alone anymore! We are in this together.

Standing Together

Each of us has either suffered a brain injury, or we are here on behalf of a loved one who is living with an injured brain (and, there are caregivers who visit this site to understand more about what it means when we say we are living with an injured brain). Although each of us has our unique recovery journey ahead of us, we have many things in common—so there are opportunities to stand together and advocate as one voice. No one can do that for us better than we can for ourselves.

Please join NIBN by signing up to receive the newsletter at the bottom of our home page, and by creating a profile on the NIBN Support Forum (click here). When we stand together we are strong together.

Supporting Each Other

We can join together as the Injured Brain Community and be part of something bigger than ourselves. But each of us needs to do more. We need to connect with and provide support to one another.

Maybe you’ve got a resource you’d like to share?

Or perhaps you have an insight you can share in response to someone’s question and call for help on the Support Forum.

Maybe you’ve got a question you’d like to ask?

Are the person someone else can lean on for a minute? Or do you need to do the leaning a bit?

We are here, together. Our support for one another is only as good as our effort to do just: support one another.

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Support Forum Tips

1) Return Users: Use the top-left NIBN Member Login link to log in. You’ll be redirected to the Forum page after login.

2) New User Registration: Once on the Forum page, scroll down to the Forum dashboard to create your own account or click here to REGISTER then follow the prompts. After you have submitted your registration, you will be notified of what’s next, and you’ll also receive a confirmation email.

3) If your registration is approved, a second email notification will be sent to you. A login link will be included to help get you started. Log in with the username (or email address) and password used during registration.

4) Once logged in, you will be redirected to the Forum dashboard. Click on All Topics to begin your journey. On the Topics page, you can read the most recent topics and participate in the discussion, or start your own Topic by clicking the New Topic button.

5) You can subscribe or unsubscribe to email notifications for the entire Forum, or for any individual post.

6) When you create a Topic, a title or question is required, PLUS a brief explanation in the second text field. If you don’t include both, you will be prompted before you can submit the topic.

7) To update your profile picture or password, just go to the Membership Directory and find your profile card. You can use the search bar to narrow the results. Click your Edit Profile button. Next click the CHECKMARK which will change to Settings mode, then click the GEAR and choose MY ACCOUNT. The next screen will let you change your profile photo and password. Be sure to click the bottom button to save your changes.

8) If you want to log out, return to the Forum page and click Logout in the Forum Dashboard bar.

Forum Participant Agreement

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If you create a profile, you are agreeing to make public your identity and contact information, and other people who have created a profile will be able to see your identity and contact information.

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You are encouraged to ask questions and make comments to assist others. Please keep in mind that this service is not a medical or therapeutic offering from NIBN. Please keep your comments positive. NIBN leaders reserve the right to edit posts made by members.

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You agree not to advertise for yourself or anyone with the intent to buy, sell, or trade anything.

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You understand and agree that NIBN is not responsible for the accuracy of information shared by others via this Support Forum, and that NIBN is not recommending or endorsing any information posted by Peers on this site.

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NIBN is only the means by which members communicate and does not vouch for any information posted on this forum. This service is all about members empowering each other with information, discussion, etc. NIBN’s only role is to try to keep the focus positive—but we are confident that our members will be able to do that.

Sign up and enjoy!

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