November 2019 Newsletter special edition

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November 2019 Newsletter special edition



November 2019 Newsletter special edition

The Eden Project is a registered 501 c 3 whose mission is “to provide world class, community-based, reintegration programs for the warrior and his or her support group.”

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Our Focus is on Reintegration
With little or no clear definition of reintegration for our service members, we define it as The process of regaining one’s role of self, family member, employee and community member. We achieve this by being mindful of enriched experiences and learning to incorporate them into these roles.

End of Year Giving
As this year winds down please keep us in mind for your donations. We have seen about a 30% increase in crisis calls. These calls are from veterans who are dealing with PTSD, TBIs and other hidden injuries which affect their family life, work life and all aspects of their life. But we can not do this alone. Your help is needed so we can continue to offer peer support and the other programs we provide as we serve those who served us. Join our community partners and help us continue to provide world class care for our veterans and their families. 

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POP QUIZ

Which one of these Hollywood movies stars suffered from depression?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson                              Robin Williams 


Answer

They BOTH did

Robin Williams hid his issues and later took his life. Rock himself said “There is no shame in getting help.”

If you are in a dark place, if you feel alone, or need someone to talk to, be like the Rock and reach out and  ask for help. You will be amazed at the response! People want to help and there are resources out there for you, but YOU need to take the first step. You were not meant to do this alone. Call us, email us, come by the office but do not go another day thinking you are alone in this battle.

Click on the link below to read Rock story.

The Rock’s story

Don’t you wish we had a visual gauge for our energy level?

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is a feeling of exhaustion, tiredness, weariness or lack of energy. After TBI, you may have more than one kind of fatigue:

  1. Physical fatigue: “I’m tired and I need to rest. I’m dragging today.”
  2. Psychological fatigue: “I just can’t get motivated to do anything. Being depressed wears me out; I just don’t feel like doing anything.”
  3. Mental fatigue: “After a while, I just can’t concentrate anymore. It’s hard to stay focused. My mind goes blank.”

Why is fatigue important?

When you are fatigued, you are less able to think clearly or do physical activities. If you are overwhelmed by fatigue, you have less energy to care for yourself or do things you enjoy. Fatigue can have a negative effect on your mood, physical functioning, attention, concentration, memory and communication. It can interfere with your ability to work or enjoy leisure activities. It can make activities such as driving dangerous.

How common is fatigue after TBI?

Fatigue is one of the most common problems people have after a traumatic brain injury. As many as 70% of survivors of TBI complain of mental fatigue.

https://msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/fatigue-and-traumatic-brain-injury

We can’t see brain injuries like we can see an amputation but that does not mean they are no less debilitating. The VA reports that between 2000 and 2018 383,947 service members sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). If you are one of those, click on the box below and let’s talk. 

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Have you heard? The Eden Project and  92.5 The Bear have teamed up to present “Warrior Wednesday!” Tune in at 8 am every other Wednesday morning to hear current events and programs offered to veterans, first responders and their families. Topics will include financial planning, health and wellness, activities for veterans and lots of volunteer opportunities.

 

click on the logo and you will be taken to all of our previous shows. 

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