Brain Injury Help Line (BIHL)
Often a person faces a lot of uncertainty after brain injury, including the transition back to work or school, funding options, recreation, family and spousal relationships, and coping with ongoing fatigue, headaches, and depression. The Brain Injury Help Line is a free, statewide telephone service available that provides support to persons affected by brain injury and their families. The service is voluntary and while many participants are referred at the point of discharge from the hospital, anyone can self-refer or be referred by a professional. Individuals can participate at any point after a brain injury.
How it Works
Individuals receive information about the help line and have the opportunity to enroll in the free service at discharge from the hospital by completing an enrollment form. This enrollment form allows a Resource Facilitator from the Brain Injury Alliance of Montana to call the individual within a few weeks and then on a regular basis every six months, or as needed, for two years.
Individuals and their family members can also contact the Alliance directly at (800) 241-6442 to participate in this service. The goal is to help individuals affected by brain injury by problem-solving issues and identifying support resources to help ensure that the individual’s and their family’s needs are being met.
In addition to receiving scheduled support calls from a resource facilitator, the participants are welcome to call when questions or issues arise and can discontinue the service at any time.
The need to educate consumers, professionals, and the general public concerning brain injury has been a priority of the Brain Injury Alliance of Montana since its inception. The Brain Injury Alliance Speakers Bureau has been established to help support the mission of the Alliance to raise the awareness of brain injury issues. These services are available through the Alliance and the many resources in our state.
The Brain Injury Speakers Bureau has been designed in a way as to provide a list of professionals, individuals living with brain injury, and family members to speak on topics related to brain injury. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Mental Health
- Support Services
The Speakers Bureau is available to anyone seeking a speaker who is knowledgeable about brain injury and related topics. The speakers are professionals in the field of brain injury, survivors who would like to share their story, or family members who have experience caring for their loved one.
Our list of speakers is continuing to grow, and we invite and welcome new presenters. If you would like be a speaker contact us and we will send you information on becoming a member.
If you are interested in having a speaker from our Speakers Bureau, please click the button at the top of the page to download our list of topics and speakers. Thank you for your interest in the Brain Injury Alliance Speakers Bureau!
The Brain Injury Alliance of Montana does not accept liability for the information given in speakers presentations, nor do we necessarily endorse or oppose any articulated points of view from the speakers. The views given by the speakers do not necessarily reflect those of BIAMT.
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