Survivor

This section of the resource website is intended for persons living with a brain injury. While much of the content is the same across the site, each section includes information and context specific to the type of acquired brain injury.

Please select the type of brain injury that is most appropriate for you from the options below.

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that happens when the brain is shaken within the skull.

Concussion is also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) that has no neuroimaging findings.

The term mild does not diminish the impacts that concussion can have on your health and activities of daily living (ADLs).

TBI is a moderate to severe injury to the brain caused by external factors such as:

  • Assault
  • Explosive blasts, combat injuries
  • Falls
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Intimate partner violence (assault, strangulation, suffocation)
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Sports injuries

Non-traumatic brain injury (nTBI) is a brain injury caused by internal factors such as:

  •  Aneurysm
  •  Brain tumour
  •  Cerebral edema
  •  Encephalitis
  •  Hemorrhagic stroke
  •  Hydrocephalus
  •  Hypoxia/anoxia
  •  Ischemic stroke
  •  Meningitis
  •  Opioid overdose
     

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