Living with TBI After Combat Derek McGinnis, MSW
Blast Injury from VBIED Iraq <ul><li>November 9 th , 2004 </li></ul>
Poly Trauma to Include Closed Head Injury  <ul><li>Hours after injury </li></ul>
Recovery <ul><li>Military and Veteran Administration Facilities </li></ul>
Finding Acceptance <ul><li>Struggle with school and memory </li></ul><ul><li>Spouse supported my recovery </li></ul><ul><l...
New Mission <ul><li>Disabled to Tri-athlete  </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is what it is” </li></ul><ul><li>Team challenged me </...
Struggles Within <ul><li>Who I am now? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of person would I have been without TBI? </li></ul><ul>...
Experienced Learned Serving Others <ul><li>Post Traumatic Growth/ Strengths Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance </li>...
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    1. 1. Living with TBI After Combat Derek McGinnis, MSW
    2. 2. Blast Injury from VBIED Iraq <ul><li>November 9 th , 2004 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Poly Trauma to Include Closed Head Injury <ul><li>Hours after injury </li></ul>
    4. 4. Recovery <ul><li>Military and Veteran Administration Facilities </li></ul>
    5. 5. Finding Acceptance <ul><li>Struggle with school and memory </li></ul><ul><li>Spouse supported my recovery </li></ul><ul><li>PTSD </li></ul><ul><li>Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Outpatient BIRU program </li></ul>
    6. 6. New Mission <ul><li>Disabled to Tri-athlete </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is what it is” </li></ul><ul><li>Team challenged me </li></ul>
    7. 7. Struggles Within <ul><li>Who I am now? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of person would I have been without TBI? </li></ul><ul><li>Stigma </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities lost </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good dad? </li></ul><ul><li>Good Husband </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety/frustrations </li></ul>
    8. 8. Experienced Learned Serving Others <ul><li>Post Traumatic Growth/ Strengths Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Family Member Support </li></ul><ul><li>Normalize/psycho education </li></ul><ul><li>Developing insight </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring tools/ strategies veteran will use </li></ul>
    9. 9. Copies Available after Presentation

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