BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE NEW MEXICO WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1984 TO HELP EDUCATE PERSONS LIVING WITH BRAIN INJURY AND THEIR LOVED ONES ABOUT BRAIN INJURY AND TO PROVIDE RESOURCES TO HELP COPE WITH THE EFFECTS OF BRAIN INJURY.
With our headquarters in Albuquerque, we provide services and support to those living with brain injury, their families, and medical professionals.
3rd annual BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS GOLF TOURNAMENT- April 7, 2017
Through individualized care, support groups, community events, and a collection of broader community resources, we strive to provide the resources needed to make living with brain injury or caring for those with brain injuries easier.
For kids, adults, and professionals, we provide needed information on causes, effects, treatments, recovery, and prevention. Through working with individuals, families, and the community as a whole, we hope to make brain injury better understood, prevented, and treated.
Melanie, Brain Injury Survivor: After suffering a TBI in 2009 from falling off a mountain bike (while wearing a helmet), Melanie spent 3 days in ICU, followed by intense physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Since, she has earned a master's degree from the University of New Mexico and serves on the board of the Brain Injury Alliance New Mexico. "I realized that I have had amazing care and wanted to finally let people know about my injury and experiences, and try to pay it forward, or at least be an example for people living with brain injury..."
Glen, Brain Injury Survivor: "Over 26 years ago, I sustained multiple 'closed head traumas' in a single motor vehicle accident. The doctors only diagnosed 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder', clinical depression and the usual physical injuries. My head pain was 'off the scale.' Memories were gone along with language, mathematics, organizational skills and many other skills just vanished. At this point I lost my job, ability to have a career, and almost everything that came with that career. It took several years, a Congressman, and many letters to obtain proper diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and long term care for my condition: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the many symptoms..."
Our mission is to assist people and families living with brain injury, concussions and stroke to thrive in their communities through prevention, education, support, research and advocacy.
BIANM provides support and resources to people with brain injury, their families, and the community. We get hundreds of calls each year asking for help in finding resources and dealing with the overwhelming emotional distress of life-changing brain injuries. With your generous support, our volunteers and brain injury specialists can continue to provide helpful information, resources, and support to people living with brain injury, and training to companies, organizations and schools on prevention of brain injury, and how to work with those living with a brain injury.
BIANM provides free support groups to help people living with a brain injury and their families thrive. We need your help to develop a wellness resource center to provide daily activities to increase important life skills, get people active, give caregivers support, and rebuild relationships with the help of brain injury specialists and volunteers. The brain injury buddy program will nurture friendships and instill hope through the use of volunteers. Your support will help to provide staff, volunteers, a safe space to meet, helpful and fun activities, and purchase resources to share and distribute. We believe a brain injury shouldn’t result in isolation, depression, failure, and loss of hope. The Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico is here to offer support and resources to maximize recovery and to help people thrive rather than just survive!
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Our volunteers serve the brain injury community by coordinating/working events, assisting our support groups, and participating in fundraising and community outreach.