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General Brain Injury Videos
- Neuroplasticity: The Self-modifying Brain
This video from The Sentis Brain Animation Series explains how our most complex organ is capable of changing throughout our lives. This inspiring animation demonstrates how we all have the ability to learn and change by rewiring our brains.
- Aphasia: Tips to remember names and words: Aphasia speech therapy, Part 1 & Part 2
Watch this two-video series to learn about memory and how those who are quite good at remembering names do it. From Moshe Mark Ittleman, M.S., CCC/SLP, Senior Speech Language Pathologist and author of The Teaching of Talking.
- AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary
Starting at 5:47, there is a very sad story about a young man who is suffering from a severe traumatic brain injury due to Texting While Driving. He has decided to par ticipate in a group of commercials to raise awareness of the dangers of Texting While Driving, which is actually sponsored by AT&T Wireless. Please pass this video on and help raise awareness for the serious issue.
- Brain Injury Dialogues
Written and directed by Lyell Davies, City University of New York, and Richard Franklin, a brain injury survivor of 17 years. Rick explores the impact that brain injury has had on himself and other survivors, and reveals helpful approaches. Contact Rick at or (510) 932-1063.
"The goal of Brain Injury Dialogues . . . is to educate the public and provide survivors, their families and health professionals an accurate, empowering account of the many challenges associated with brain injury." - Jaclyn Law, Managing Editor, Abilities Magazine of Canada
Run time: 52 min. with a 25-minute bonus feature of Prof. Mark Sherry speaking to a Support Group for brain injury survivors.
- Can the damaged brain repair itself?
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself, building new brain cells to replace damaged ones. But the repair doesn't happen quickly enough to allow recovery from degenerative conditions like motor neuron disease (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS). In this TED Talk, Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
- Embrace Life — Always wear your seat belt.
This is the new "wear your seatbelt" ad that the United Kingdom is using. Without saying one word, this video conveys the main message: WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT — remain safe/remain alive.
- Life. Support. Music.
The story of Jason Crigler, one of New York City's most sought-after guitarists. Chronicles Jason's powerful and unusual story. Explores the nature of hope, faith, and healing.
- Making of a Royal: Episode 9
This episode looks at the effort that the NHL and the Royals are making toward player safety and protection of players against concussions.
- The Many Faces of TBI
Created by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Unique to this video are individuals who have experienced mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) who relate their personal stories about their initial diagnosis and their lifelong challenges in living with TBI.
Brain Injury Facts
- Understanding Brain Injury
What should you know about brain injury and recovery? Watch a series of informative videos produced by the Shepherd Center. They feature some of the nation's top physicians, neuroscientists, and brain injury experts to help you understand brain injury and gives you practical advice for coping with brain Injury.
- How Brain Cysts Can Affect Behavior by Dr. Daniel Amen
In 1995 my 9 year-old nephew Andrew was exhibiting violent behavior. When we scanned him we found a large cyst occupying his left temporal lobe. At the time it was difficult to get other physicians to take it seriously and connect his aggressive outburst to the cyst. Fortunately, we found Jorge Lazareff, MD at UCLA who agreed to remove the cyst. Almost immediately Andrew went back to being the sweet kid he always wanted to be. Sixteen years later Andrew is a wonderful young man and living a successful and happier life. I encourage you to watch this short video in which I discuss this topic.
- For Parents of Teen Drivers — I Pledge — A New 60-second Video
CDC is pleased to release a new 60-second video as part of the Parents Are the Key campaign for safe teen driving. The new I Pledge video shows a number of moms and dads pledging to protect their teen drivers—the same way they pledged to keep them safe since the day they were born. "We encourage parents to watch this short video, and then make their own pledge to protect their teen driver," said Grant Baldwin, MPH, PhD, Director of CDC's Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. "Parents can make a positive difference when it comes to preventing the number one killer of teens in the United States — car crashes." Watch the new video and share it with others to help spread the word.
- Dr. Sanjay Gupta Explains Concussions
Here is a great video done recently for Sports Illustrated with Dr. Sanjay Gupta — often appearing on CNN — explaining the physiology of concussions. Dr. Gupta goes over some common causes of concussions and does a really good job of explaining what exactly happens to the brain that results in concussions. He also talks about common symptoms, what the recovery process is like, and the long-term effects of concussions.
- Kevin Pearce
Kevin was a champion snowboarder who was about to enter the Winter Olympics. He was training when his snowboard caught on the ice and his head was slammed into it when he fell (he was wearing a helmet that saved his life) — but he says his life is 360 degrees different now than before. He calls his TBI his Invisible Disability. Check out his YouTube video in which he points out aftereffects many TBI Survivors share. Also watch a very well-done Australian HD story about Kevin.
- Keep Moving Forward: Children with Brain Injuries
"Brain injuries occur in a variety of ways, and can happen at any age. It is particularly devastating when a child is injured. No matter how the injury occurs, brain injuries may result in lifelong changes and challenges for children, their families, and the community," states the Brain Injury Association of New York State, who created this video to help brain injured children and their families, and the community.
- Expert Interviews About Brain Injury
In its Summer 2011 newsletter, BrainLine features interviews with experts on traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychologist Dr. Wayne Gordon, the Jack Nash Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Associate Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, describes the dangers of a second TBI. This interview is one of 18 short video interviews conducted with Dr. Gordon.
- Coming home a different person
View videos of three soldiers and two marines with TBI to hear their stories and see how their recoveries are progressing.
- Coping with TBI to improve quality of life
Veterans who have experienced TBI, including some who didn't know they had a traumatic brain injury until later, talk about their experiences. Listen as they describe the signs and symptoms of TBI and its effects on their families. By reaching out for help, they were able to overcome these obstacles and live better lives.
- Charles Stanley
I want to give back, by being a mentor for someone going through stroke, never never give up. On Feb. 20, 2012 when life throws you a curve ball, I never thought it would happen to me, ability to walk, read, write, speak, or comprehend, it was hard and fearful, but with God, miracles happen. Heb. 13:5 I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Three days in I.C.U., four weeks in rehabilitation center at Southern Regional Medical Center, I hope my video will encourage others, that through the storms of life, you can make it, quitting is not an option.
- Faces of Stroke
National Stroke Association's Faces of Stroke℠ public awareness campaign aims to change the public perceptions of stroke through education and personal stories of those impacted by the fourth leading cause of death.
- Watch this inspirational interview of Lee Haney (Mr. Olympia) and Ann Boriskie, Director of the Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association®, at Allan Vigil Ford in Atlanta. Ann talks about her car accident and how it changed her life.
- Watch this incredible video of the recovery and triumph of Wes Varda, a stroke survivor.
- Watch this PSA by TJ Glavin: "We all should have the same opportunity to achieve the American Dream."
TJ Glavin is the Action Sports Star/Host of The Challenge. This video shows TJ performing a stunt on his bike — and then crashing, incurring extreme brain trauma. TJ encourages all brain-injured and all disabled individuals to:
- Recognize the disability
- Respect the ability
- Imagine the possibility