GiveBig to HeadStrong May 5 & 6!

All of us at HeadStrong hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy!

GiveBig is coming May 5th and 6th and Early Giving is open now!
Click Here to Donate to HeadStrong Today 🙌🏽
https://www.givebigwa.org/headstrong

With wonderful community support, HeadStrong programs have been thriving & growing for over 15 years! Your generous contributions of any size support our Harborview Tote outreach program, social outings, and online training programs for caregivers & rehabilitation specialists. All our programs and events are free to families and people living with brain injury.

HeadStrong is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing community to those affected by brain injury and we are excited to resume our wonderful public events when it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your support!

Your HeadStrong Team

HeadStrong Thanks our Health Heroes!

Dear HeadStrong Family,

We need your help thanking our health heroes and everyone affected by COVID19!

We want to feature YOUR drawings, poems, letters, or other creative contributions in our May newsletter & send submissions out to our medical communities to let them know we are thinking about them!

Here is what you can do:

  1. Make art that sends a message of love to our healthcare workers and patients, like the example here
  2. Email reilly.dever@duke.edu with a picture of your masterpiece attached
  3. Let us do the rest!

We can’t wait to see what you do!

Hugs,
HeadStrong

Staying Connecting with Our HeadStrong Community

Dear HeadStrong Community,

As we are all going through this difficult time, we want you to know that we are thinking of you and miss seeing you and your families. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We know everyone is working to adapt to the evolving situation with Coronavirus.

We have cancelled all HeadStrong events through at least April and anticipate that we may need to cancel additional events. We want to share some resources that we are finding helpful during these extended periods of time indoors and social isolation.

Child Mind Institute, offers direct parent support during Coronavirus and helpful information on topics such as: Talking to children about Coronavirus; Self-care; Easing anxiety & stress; Supporting teens & young adults, and more.

Camp Korey’s “Campfire Fridays” invites parents and youth to join Camp Korey every Friday in online camp activities and crafts, cabin-chat conversations, and more.

UW Medicine TBI InfoComics were created in collaboration with Silas James, a graduate of UW who is also a survivor of a brain injury. TBI InfoComics use graphic novel format to talk about topics such as: Emotional Changes, Sleep, Headaches, and Chronic Pain.

LoveYourBrain was founded by Kevin Pearce, a world class snowboarder who experienced a TBI. LoveYourBrain has online resources for meditation, yoga and community stories.

BrainLine is one of our favorite general sites for information about brain injury and neurological recovery.

We will continue to keep you updated through our Facebook page and email as we head into the summer months.

Warmly,
The HeadStrong Team

https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for…/

https://www.campkorey.org/attend-camp/campfire-fridays/

https://tbi.washington.edu/infocomics/

https://www.loveyourbrain.com/resources-overview

https://www.brainline.org/