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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Kirksville Support Group

Rural Advocates for Independent Living (RAIL) 1100 S. Jamison, Kirksville,, MO

Kirksville – First Monday of Month at 6:30 pm.  Rural Advocates for Independent Living (RAIL), 1100 S. Jamison, Kirksville, MO 63501 Contact: Don Bindner (660) 988-1923

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Independence Support Group

Old Young School Gym 501 N Dodgion, Independence, MO

Independence – First Tuesday of Month at 7:00 pm.  501 N Dodgion, Independence, MO 64050 (This is the old Young School Gymnasium located next door to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore) Contact: Angela (Angel) Perry, 816-377-0231

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