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Local online support group helping those with brain injuries

ALPENA, Mich –The Alpena Brain Injury Support Group in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan has started a local online

support group to help caregivers, family and friends work with those suffering from brain injuries.

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan designed a support group to share information, experiences and gain knowledge about brain injuries.

According to the support group facilitator , Sandy Smith, injuries that impact the brain are easily undetected.

Smith said there are signs that could indicate you may be suffering unknowingly from a brain injury which are considered silent injuries.

According to Clinical Social Worker, Nancy Kotwicki, there are additional indicators that may be related to brain injuries such as isolating, depression

or anxiety.

Kotwicki also said brain injuries can result from a fall, domestic abuse and other injuries but remedies are available.

The Brain Injury Association is currently meeting by Zoom but will be meeting at Mid Michigan in Alpena once in–person meetings resume.

The group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Registration is required and for those interested in signing up, you can do so

and for those interested in signing up, you can visit