Lee Health Trauma Resources
Knowing where to turn for information after trauma can be confusing and difficult for both survivors and their caregivers. The resources listed here can help get you started on your journey toward understanding and coping after your traumatic injury.
Trauma Survivors Network (TSN)
Includes a “Traumapedia” of common traumatic injuries and treatments, a “Patient and Family Handbook” that outlines what to expect after trauma, and a “Community Forum” for survivors and families to connect and find support.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM)
Common responses to trauma and early warning signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injury: What is TBI?
Informational resource and frequently asked questions about TBI.
An informational video that can be watched free online about brain injury basics and coping after TBI.
Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide
A free online book for survivors and families by Dr. Glen Johnson, Clinical Neuropsychologist, with information about traumatic brain injury and suggestions for coping with common symptoms.
TBI Resources for Survivors and their families including informational articles, blogs and research.
A Survivor-operated non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for individuals with all types of Acquired Brain Injury.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
A guide that provides an easy-to-use listing of websites in all areas of spinal cord injury.
A free, downloadable guide for anyone impacted by paralysis. It is also available as a hard copy.
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program
A Florida Department of Health funded program that provides support to Spinal Cord Injury survivors.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Provides information, support, and access to resources for those living with Spinal Cord Injury.
Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center (FSCIRC)
Clearinghouse of Spinal Cord Injury resource information and access to SCI mentors for support.
Offers support programs and services to maximize independence with SCI. Membership is free.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association Resource Center Fact Sheets
Provides answers to questions such as “How do I choose a Rehab facility?” and other SCI-related issues.
Discussion forums and Questions & Answer about Spinal Cord Injury from experts and SCI members.
Guide that provides a wide range of information useful for preparing for, adapting to and living with limb loss.
National organization for amputees and families that provides resources, supports, and advocacy.
A free online community forum that allows members to get answers to questions and locate resources.
Resources for Caregivers
Resources for caregivers and family members of adults with disabling health conditions.
Supports fundraising campaigns for medical expenses.
Keep family and friends updated on progress and recovery through this free personal website tool.
Online social community for Survivors of TBI and their families to share stories, support, and ideas.
ACCESS Florida (Department of Children and Families)
Apply for assistance programs including Medicaid
Social Security Disability Benefits
Learn about Disability Benefits and apply for SSDI.
U.S. Department of Labor: Disability Resources
Links to resources including Disability Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education and Employment.