The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines concussion as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.

There may be signs of injury to the head, such as bruising or cuts, or there may be no visible injury. A person does not necessarily pass out after a concussion.

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Survivors of brain injury and family members will come together for an in-person event, depending on the Seminar that best fits your
Support Groups, Resource Services, and Family Seminars through the Brain Injury Association of Missouri help survivors and families know they are not alone. Support and education answer questions about brain injury, identify resources within the community, and provide information about farming with [...]
Changes in personality may result from brain injury. After a bump or blow to the head or body that may have caused a brain injury, someone you love may be more anxious, dependent, angry, shy, or even more outgoing and friendly. Despite a lack of visible injury to the head, there could be damage to [...]

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Kansas City, Male Survivors Group

Summit Ridge Apartment Clubhouse 701 NE Tudor Rd, Lee's Summit, MO, United States

Kansas City, Male Survivors Group – Third Tuesday of the Month at 4:30 pm. Contact BIA-MO at 1-800-444-6443 for more information. Summit Ridge Apartment Club House, 701 NE Tudor Road, Lee Summit, MO 64086 Contact: Jason Miller, (816) 509-1463, jasonflc@hotmail.com *This Support Group is open to males with brain injury.