When I first came up with the idea for this section I had hoped to be able to say, “If you’re a parent of someone suffering with a brain injury, this is what you should do”. Or, “If your colleague is returning to work after suffering a brain injury, this is what you should do”. But when I sat down to write this I soon realised that it’s not really possible to do that. I can’t tell you exactly how you can help make someone with a brain injury feel better. I’m not a medical professional. And I’m certainly not a fortuneteller. I’m just speaking from my own experiences and what worked for me may not work for everyone else!
But, what I can tell you is that you need to talk to them and try to understand how they’re feeling. Get an understanding of what makes them feel worse and help them figure out what makes them feel better. It’s about being as understanding and supportive as possible. It’s about being patient and remaining as positive as possible. Which I know is really, really, REALLY difficult. But I promise you that these 2 traits will get you through this: Positivity and Patience.