Find A Support Group in Your Area

Find A Support Group in Your Area

Sometimes the best medicine comes in the form of relation to other people who experience your same challenges. We at the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah are committed to providing resources and connections to those who are suffering. One way we do that is through support groups.

If you attend a support group, you will find:

    1. Feeling that you are not alone

One group member shared, “I’m strongly encouraging anybody … to come to this group. What I love most [are] comments that are made by people … about how they’re progressing with their experiences. It gives you the feeling you aren’t alone.”

    2. Networking opportunities

One group leader observed, “I see brain injury survivors … contact each other outside of the group. The veterans are super welcoming and quick to provide tips, tricks, and resources for the new families.”

    3.Education and resources

“With new problems coming up all the time,” shared another member, “you don’t know what to expect, and trying to find out where your limits are. All the information that they share is very helpful.”

There are also support groups for caregivers.

If you want to become involved, click here to find a group(https://biau.org/support-groups/) or learn more (https://biau.org/support-groups-offer-survivors-and-caregivers-a-place-to-flourish-despite-hardships/).

 

Online

Facebook Group: Learning to Hope and Cope with a Brain Injury

Laura Lueken Powell – Moderator

This is a private Facebook group for survivors and caregivers. Click “Join Group” and the moderator will approve you. Meet anytime you have a question, comment, or suggestion.

Traumatic Brain Injury Forum

Share experiences, meet people in your situation, and get support and information about TBI.

 

Yahoo! Groups Directory: Brain Injuries

A wide selection of TBI/ABI support groups that confer online, exchanging tips, strategies, and comfort.

Salt Lake

 

TBI Caregiver Support Group 

The group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 South Cottonwood Street, Murray, UT Building 1, 3rd Floor.

 

University of Utah Brain Injury Support Group

Sugarhouse Health Center
Sarah Gallant, SLP and Ally Cayias, SLP
(801) 581-2221
1138 E. Wilmington Avenue
SLC, UT  84106

Meets 4th Tuesday of the Month at 7 p.m.

 

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Brain Injury Support Group

Moreau Building Auditorium
Kathryn Waddell, (801) 350-4290
1045 E. 1st South
SLC, UT  84102

Call for date and time.

 

Brain Injury Alliance Support Group for Adults

Beth Cardell, (801) 585-5511
Jennifer, (801) 468-0027

Community Deaf Center
5709 South 1500 West
Salt Lake City, UT  84123

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month 6-8 p.m.

 

Weekly Meditation Class at TOSH

Taught by Michelle Thornell, B.S., U.S. Army Major, Meditation Instructor, Stroke Survivor

Basement of TOSH Medical Tower
5770 South 250 East #G50

Murray, UT  84107

These weekly group classes are free of charge and open to the public.
If interested, email Dr. Russo at antonietta.russo@imail.org.

Meets every Wed. from 3-4:30 p.m.

 

Brain Injury and Stroke Survivor Meeting

Diane McKenney S.-P.T.
Karen Buzanoski, O.T.

Basement of TOSH Medical Tower
5770 South 250 East G50
Murray, UT  84107

The group meeting is free and open to the public.
Meets 4th Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m.

Veterans Affairs OEF / OIF Brain Injury Support Group

Call Dr. Jennifer Romesser with questions
(801) 582-1565 ex2711
George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Afairs Medical Center
500 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Meets every other Monday 2-3:30 p.m.

 

Utah

Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group

Lori Johnson, (801) 422-9132

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
122 East 1700 South, Building C
Provo, Utah 84060

Meets 1st  Thursday of the month from 7-8 p.m.

 

Davis

Phoenix Services Corp. Caregivers Support Group

(801) 825-4535
1139 South State Street, Suite A-1
Clearfield, UT 84015

Call for schedule.

 

Iron County

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

Contact: Jerry Cowger 435-590-6244
Cedar City Library, 303 N. 100 E. Cedar City, Utah

Meets weekly Wednesday 6pm

 

Washington County

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

Dixie State University every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Contact is Wendy Stabler,
wstabler@dmail.dixie.edu.