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Every Journey Starts with That First Step, Especially with TBI and/or PTSD

Every Journey Starts with That First Step, Especially with TBI and/or PTSD

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[Adam Anicich] Hey guys, it's Adam, and I'm here to talk to you today about something that's really difficult, and that's taking the first step. Everybody out there knows in drill and ceremony when you're calling cadence, every movement starts with the first step. So today we're going to talk about the first step in your recovery. A lot of people say they're feeling different. Maybe they've suffered a traumatic brain injury, maybe they've been dealing with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Whatever it may be, they may feel different, they may feel not themselves. There's a couple things you can do to start working on that road to recovery and taking the first step. You can go online and research on the VA website or other websites dedicated to traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, a full range of things. You can also call the 1-800 number for VA and talk to somebody— a trained professional who is able to really identify what it is that's going on and really talk with you to try and get you over that initial hump. The other thing you can do is you can schedule an appointment at a VA medical center to go see somebody, talk to somebody about this. Maybe if you're so inclined you just walk into a VA facility. Whatever it is, I'd encourage you to take the first step in your own personal road to recovery. That's the best thing you can do, and you've got to do it today. Thanks.

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Adam says that like drill and ceremony and calling cadence, which start with a first step, so does recovery from a brain injury and/or PTSD.

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Hi, I’m Adam Anicich

I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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Comments [2]

Dont give up. Its been three years for my 26 year old daughter.  Its a long road and sometimes bumpy road but it can get better.

Jan 16th, 2014 3:46pm

Everytime I took that first step I got shot down again by 'normal?' people.  Just too tired to take another step.

Dec 12th, 2013 10:56pm


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