Military & Veterans

Do you know someone recently deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan? Were they exposed to a blast or explosion that left them briefly dazed or confused? Did they say that their “bell was rung” by this event or events?

Have you noticed any of the following?

  • Complaints of persistent headaches and/or neck pains
  • Experience unusual forgetfulness or is easily distracted
  • Complaints of dizziness, loss of balance or ringing in the ears
  • Has unexplained sadness or anger, or mood changes that occur without an emotional trigger
  • Blurred vision or unusual sensitivity to light or sound
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty completing tasks that require concentration, organization, or decision making
  • Changes in sleep patterns or complaints of unusual fatigue

Is that someone a battle buddy, a spouse, a friend, a brother or sister, or YOU? If so, they may have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). A mild traumatic brain injury will often not leave visible wounds; but is very real. These symptoms may be temporary; but for some they may be prolonged or even life-long.

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Fulton Hickman Graves Ballard Livingston Calloway Carlisle Trigg Marshall McCracken Lyon Christian Todd Caldwell Crittenden Union Webster Logan Simpson Allen Monroe Hopkins Henderson Daviess McLean Muhlenberg Ohio Butler Warren Barren Cumberland Clinton Wayne Edmonson Hancock Breckinridge Meade Grayson Hart Green Taylor Larue Russell Casey Lincoln Hardin Bullitt Nelson Marion Jefferson Oldham Pulaski Laurel McCreary Whitley Bell Harlan Letcher Pike Spencer Washington Shelby Trimble Knox Mercer Franklin Henry Anderson Woodford Owen Carroll Gallatin Boone Kenton Knott Floyd Lawrence Rockcastle Garrard Madison Jessamine Boyle Clay Grant Pendleton Campbell Greenup Carter Boyd Harrison Clark Jackson Owsley Leslie Morgan Perry Nicholas Bath Rowan Lewis Elliott Estill Montgomery Lee Wolfe Johnson Fleming Bracken Powell Menifee Martin Magoffin Breathitt Adair Metcalfe Mason Robertson Fayette Scott Bourbon
  • Region 1

    • Fulton
    • Hickman
    • Carlisle
    • Ballard
    • McCracken
    • Graves
    • Marshall
    • Calloway
    • Livingston
    • Counselor: Ron McClure
    • 1253 Paris Road, Suite A
    • Mayfield, KY 42066
    • Office: 270-247-2455 ext 73905
    • Toll-free: 866-274-5761 ext 73905
    • Fax: 270-247-7248
    • Ronald.McClure@ky.gov
  • Region 2

    • Ohio
    • Butler
    • Breckinridge
    • Grayson
    • Edmonson
    • Hart
    • Green
    • Counselor: Trina Patty
    • CBOC, 619 W. Main St
    • Clarkson, KY 42746
    • Office: 502-287-6414
    • Fax: 270-242-0359
    • Toll Free: 866-653-8232 ext 5614
    • trina.patty@ky.gov
  • Region 3

    • Lyon
    • Trigg
    • Caldwell
    • Christian
    • Todd
    • Muhlenberg
    • Counselor: Hope King
    • 5817 Fort Campbell Blvd
    • Hopkinsville, KY 42240
    • Office: 270-889-6105
    • Fax: 270-889-6109
    • Toll Free: 800-928-9622
    • hope.king@ky.gov
  • Region 4

    • Jefferson
    • Oldham
    • Shelby
    • Counselors: Lisa Pittman, Robin Jones, and Bobby L. Hall
    • 321 West Main Street, Suite 390
    • Louisville, KY 40202
  • Region 5

    • Taylor
    • Casey
    • Marion
    • Lincoln
    • Washington
    • Boyle
    • Mercer
    • Nelson
    • Spencer
    • Anderson
    • Counselor: Robert Nally
    • 1079 Highway 555
    • Springfield, KY 40069
  • Region 6

    • Trimble
    • Henry
    • Carroll
    • Owen
    • Franklin
    • Scott
    • Gallatin
    • Grant
    • Harrison
    • Bracken
    • Pendleton
    • Counselor: Tricia Miles
    • 101 N. Main St
    • Williamstown, KY 41097
  • Region 7

    • Mason
    • Robertson
    • Fleming
    • Nicholas
    • Rowan
    • Bath
    • Bourbon
    • Montgomery
    • Menifee
    • Powell
    • Estill
    • Wolfe
    • Counselor: Penny Craig
    • 44 W. Main St., Suite B
    • Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • Region 8

    • Morgan
    • Johnson
    • Martin
    • Magoffin
    • Floyd
    • Pike
    • Breathitt
    • Counselor: Brian Bowman
    • Pike Co. Courthouse
    • 146 Main St
    • Pikeville, KY 41501
  • Region 9

    • Logan
    • Simpson
    • Warren
    • Allen
    • Barren
    • Monroe
    • Metcalfe
    • Cumberland
    • Clinton
    • Adair
    • Russell
    • Wayne
    • Counselor: Stephen Buford
    • 126 East Public Square
    • Lower Level
    • Glasgow, KY 42141
  • Region 10

    • Fayette
    • Counselor: Carol Livingston
    • VAMC Leestown, 1101 Veterans Dr
    • Building 1, Room 39
    • Lexington, KY 40502-2235
  • Region 11

    • Meade
    • Hardin
    • Larue
    • Bullitt
    • Counselor: Frank Niederriter
    • P.O. Box 600
    • 1109 Spearhead Div Ave
    • Ft. Knox, KY 40121-0600
  • Region 12

    • Boone
    • Kenton
    • Campbell
    • Counselor: Emily Stilkey
    • 7129 Price Pke
    • Florence, KY 41042
  • Region 14

    • Woodford
    • Jessamine
    • Garrard
    • Madison
    • Clark
    • Counselor: Eileen Ward
    • 100 Veterans Dr
    • Wilmore, KY 40390
  • Region 15

    • Lewis
    • Carter
    • Elliott
    • Lawrence
    • Greenup
    • Boyd
    • Counselor: Linda Knighton
    • P.O. Box 1278
    • 2800 Louisa Street
    • Catlettsburg, KY 41129
  • Region 16

    • McCreary
    • Pulaski
    • Whitley
    • Laurel
    • Rockcastle
    • Bell
    • Knox
    • Clay
    • Owsley
    • Lee
    • Jackson
    • Counselor: Bill Farmer
    • 101 S. Main Street Room 302
    • London, KY 40741
  • Region 17

    • Hopkins
    • Crittenden
    • Union
    • Webster
    • Henderson
    • Daviess
    • Hancock
    • McLean
    • Counselor: Renita Duff
    • 926 Veterans Dr
    • Hanson, KY 42413
  • Region 18

    • Harlan
    • Leslie
    • Letcher
    • Perry
    • Knott
    • Counselor: Missy D. Hall
    • 200 Veterans Dr
    • Hazard, KY 41701

The BIAK/Military TBI Resource Journal serves as a reference guide for those that may have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, those that care for the injured, their families, loved ones, and professionals that need some additional insight on “The Signature Wound.” This journal includes stories of survivors of TBI, helpful tools for everyday life, and how to deal with difficult family issues that may arise. This resource journal was written by TBI survivors, medical experts in the field, chaplains that served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, and caregivers of TBI survivors. It includes an extensive glossary that defines terms that are associated with brain injuries as well as numerous “other resources, websites, etc”. It is written for those that want answers about Traumatic Brain Injuries, where to get help and who to call.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE JOURNAL NOW

The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) seeks to help these soldiers and their families in the following ways:

  • Confidential, one-on-one contact with BIAK staff to help you identify your needs and available resources.
  • Contact information with support groups
  • Access to brain injury support/education materials
  • Strategies for coping with common brain injury and how to help in recovery
  • Technical assistance in starting support groups
  • Assistance in finding counseling support

For more information, or a confidential consultation, call BIAK, toll free 1-800-592-1117.

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