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The iceberg graphic depicting the hidden aspects of brain injury can be helpful in assisting individuals with brain injury to identify and communicate their struggles to their family and friends.


How you might use this:


1. Self-Reflection: Use as a self-reflective tool to identify and understand hidden challenges they face. These may include cognitive, physical, and emotional difficulties that may not be immediately apparent to others.


2. Communication Aid: Use this visual aid to explain their condition to family and friends.


3. Facilitate Dialogue: Sharing this graphic with loved ones encourages open and meaningful discussion about an individual's experience and challenges. It prompts friends and family to ask questions, seek clarifications and gain a deeper understanding of the effects of brain injury.


4. Empathy and Collaborative Support: By visualizing the hidden aspects of brain injury, family and friends can develop a greater sense of empathy and compassion. It can serve as a tool for developing strategies and support plans.


By using this graphic to identify and share what lies below the surface, individuals with brain injury can bridge the gap in understanding with their family and friends. It promotes empathy, meaningful dialogue, and collaborative support, ultimately fostering a stronger support system for their ongoing recovery and well-being

The Invisible Injury Iceberg: What others don't see

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