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Support groups

What: Brain Injury Support Group
Where: Library in Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church – 3900 Trinity Drive – Los Alamos, NM 87544
Who: Survivors with Brain Injury
When: Last Tuesday of every month 6:30 – 8:30p.m.
Description: Group is relevant for any acquired brain injury: stroke, oxygen deprivation, tumors, neuro-toxicity, injury, etc. Contact: Nancy Partridge 505-709-8400 or Brian Haigh, MD 505-412-7756

 

What: THRIVE Support Group
Where: 5101 Indian School Road, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Who: People Living with Brain Injury and their Family, Caregivers, and Support People
When: Every Tuesday 11:30am-1pm, starting January 9, 2018
Description: Open-ended support group focusing on building resiliency and working on recovery from brain injury using the tool kit developed by persons living with brain injury for persons living with brain injury. All individuals living with brain injury are invited to attend and participate.

Park in east parking lot on San Mateo. Enter east door (facing the mountains). Door will be unlocked from 11:20-11:35am.

For more information please email info@braininjurynm.org or call 505.292.7414.

 

What: Retrain Your Brain Groups
Where: ARCA –1515 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 Albuquerque, NM
Who: Survivors/Family Members
When: Every Wednesday 11am-1pm
Description: The Retrain Your Brain group works on various topics and challenges facing persons with brain injury using the tool kit developed by persons with brain injury for persons with brain injury.  Contact: Ralph Frakes at 505.296.0173.

 

What: Albuquerque Support Group
Where: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital – 7000 Jefferson NE – Albuquerque, NM
Who: Survivors and Caregivers
When: 3rd Wednesday of the month 7:00pm
Description: Survivors and caregivers are welcomed.  Support provided around issues and challenges of living with brain injury.  Contact: David Small at 505.858.0939.

 

What: Albuquerque Survivors Support Group
Where: Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital – 505 Elm St NE, Piñon Room – Albuquerque, NM
Who: Survivors Only
When: 1st Friday of the month 7:00pm
Description: This is a Survivors only group.  Support provided around issues and challenges of living with brain injury.  Contact: Cardo Gallegos at 505.288.1216.

16 Comments

  1. Carlie Gatlin 1 year ago February 6, 2017

    Hi, My Husband had a TBI on Nov 5, 2016 when he was kicked in the face by a horse. We live in Cliff, NM near Silver City. Are there any support groups in our area. I think it would really help us.
    Please email me
    Thank You,
    Carlie Gatlin

  2. Joel Goodell 11 months ago July 13, 2017

    Can I please get some help? I have a brain injury from getting hit by a car and didn’t know there were support groups. Please let me know if I can get involved .
    Joel Goodell
    505-721-7714
    Thanks

  3. Scott R La Point 10 months ago September 7, 2017

    Please consider starting a support group in Silver City, NM. A friend of mine recently relocated there and is in need of support.

  4. maryann 7 months ago November 29, 2017

    Hi I’m Mary . I live in Las cruces New Mexico. I have a son that has a brain trauma injury since 2006. I would like to attend a group that can assist me with this problem I have concerning my son.
    My email is savvy88001@comcast.net and feel free to call me and leave a message at 575-521-1342 since I am in need of answers to this problem.

  5. Mark Schaaf 6 months ago December 9, 2017

    I live in Deming and am looking for a tbi support group in or near deming.

  6. Debra Anaya 5 months ago January 8, 2018

    Good morning,
    Do you know of any resources for people with brain injuries in Eddy County such as a support group?

  7. Mark Pedrotty 5 months ago January 13, 2018

    Hi Mary,

    Have you found a group in Las Cruces yet? If so please let us know where and when it is. If not, please let us know if you are interested in starting a group and we can provide some materials and tips on how to get it going and run it. you can email me at mpedrotty@braininjurynm.org

    I look forward to hearing back from you. We need volunteers in Las Cruces to help out.

    All the best!
    Mark

  8. Mark Pedrotty 5 months ago January 13, 2018

    Hi Mark,

    Any luck finding a support group? If so, please let us know so we can share the information. If no, then please let us know if you are interested in starting one. We can provide some materials to help you get going and run the group. We need volunteers in Deming and surrounding areas. You can email me at mpedrotty@braininjurynm.org. I look forward to hearing back from you.

    All the best and good luck!
    Mark

  9. Mark Pedrotty 5 months ago January 13, 2018

    Hi Debra,

    I believe I just emailed you, please see that. Let us know if you’ve found a group or you know of people who would like to start a group as we can help with resources. We need more volunteers in that area.

    All the best,
    Mark

  10. Mark Pedrotty 5 months ago January 13, 2018

    Hi Carlie,
    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Have you found a support group? If yes then please let us know where, when and who the contact person is so we can post it on our website as a resource. If no, then please let us know if you are interested in startign a support group. We have some resources to help you get started and run the group (THRIVE support group manual). We need volunteers in your area. Feel free to email me at mpedrotty@braininjurynm.org.

    All the best!
    Mark

  11. Mark Pedrotty 5 months ago January 13, 2018

    Hi Joel,

    Sorry for the late response. Did you find a support group here in Albuquerque? There are several listed on our webpage. If not please email me at mpedrotty@braininjurynm.org. Let us know if you’d like to volunteer.

    All the best
    Mark

  12. Mark Pedrotty 5 months ago January 13, 2018

    Hi Scott,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Have you found a support group? If yes then please let us know where, when and who the contact person is so we can post it on our website as a resource. If no, then please let us know if you are interested in starting a support group. I think there might be another person who is interested in joining a support group. We have some resources to help you get started and run the group (THRIVE support group manual). We need volunteers in your area. Feel free to email me at mpedrotty@braininjurynm.org.

  13. Sharon Bernstein 5 months ago January 22, 2018

    Hello.
    I am a therapist treating an individual with TBI. We are looking for a substance abuse group specifically for individuals with brain injury. The client is located in Albuquerque.

  14. Kayla 2 months ago April 23, 2018

    Hello. I was in an automobile accident in 2011 and suffered a traumatic brain injury! I have moved to Albuquerque NM, but not sure which support group would fit me best. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Please feel free to reach me by email kyl.mrtnz@gmail.com

  15. Mark Pedrotty 2 weeks ago June 9, 2018

    Hi Kayla,
    Each of the support groups have their own character. You might consider visiting each of them at your leisure to see which of them, might be all of them, fit you best. I look forward to meeting you at one of our activities.
    All the best,
    Mark Pedrotty, President BIANM

  16. Mark Pedrotty 2 weeks ago June 9, 2018

    Hi Sharon,
    I’m unaware of such a group. Please let me know if you find one. Margot Feldvebel, LCSW is trained to work with a person living with a brain injury as well as a substance use issue if you think she might be of help. There is also a free training for therapists to work with the brain injury and substance abuse if you are interested. You can call me at 272 5218 or go to Project ECHO at UNM and search for Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation TeleECHO for more information. Good luck!

    Mark Pedrotty, President BIANM

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