In recent years, mental discipline has taken on new meaning in the context of "mindfulness," a meditative practice gaining ground with mental health advocates. Service members practicing mindfulness may find it also helps reduce stress and anxiety and suppress distressing or distracting thoughts, which can translate to improved performance on and off the battlefield and overall mental health.
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Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow, jolt, or penetrating wound to the head that affects mental or physical functioning. A concussion is the most mild and common type of TBI. With a mild injury, the person may or may not lose consciousness for a short time. A more severe head injury can also cause coma or affect memory, speech, learning, and emotions. Headaches, sleep disorders, and depression may be caused by a brain injury.
I'm Caring for a Relative with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - What Do I Need to Know?
Family caregivers play an important role in recovery. In fact, many people who work with TBI patients believe that having a family caregiver is one of the most important aids to recovery. You can offer support, encouragement and guidance to your injured family member, and help ensure the treatment plan established by the medical professionals caring for your loved one is followed.