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Organizations that serve Utah
On Sunday, July 22nd I interviewed Adam Bullough the Resource Facilitator and Media Manager at Brain Injury Alliance of Utah.
Adam used to live in california and hit his hide without a helmet on riding a bike. He walked into the hospital and was sent home. Leaving the hospital Adam collapsed and went into a coma. Adam was in a coma for months and did years of rehab, but now he is a fully functioning adult improving the lives of brain injury survivors.
Wear a Helmet.
Documentary Helmets Are Cool premiering this October by foundation High Fives. I am a lead in the documentary and will be organizing screenings. Stay tuned or if you have an idea of a place interested in holding a screening message me at: MoCrazyStrong@gmail.com
Adam went back to college, graduated with a Health Promotion major and a Spanish minor. He is starting his Master’s degree this fall! Adam would recommend going to school for ANYONE with a brain injury. Even if you already have finished college and are an adult both adam and I strongly recommend everyone go back to college, even signing up for a few classes at community college will work. Why?
Neuroplasticity in your brain. That means your brain pathways are ALWAYS growing
(look it up)
College will teach you the skills and learn tricks to combat this struggle in a brain injury.
note taking (learn new ways to take notes, break down into sections and have bullet points.
Acronyms to remember
Adam talked about how important mindfulness is. So what is mindfulness? It is consciously focusing on the present moment. Sounds fairly simple, but learning how to do it is challenging but helps the individual create their luck. The brain is a muscle so it can heal after a brain injury damage, and focusing on mindfulness improves the four lobes of your brain and your overall brain health.
The Brain Injury of Utah (BIAU) offers a class on mindfulness yoga at 4pm Mountain Time every 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. Look them up on facebook or call to find out how to get involved. It is a free class so there is NOTHING to stop you from getting involved and healing your mind. This is valuable for ANYONE overcoming a struggle, and Adam said all indiviuals are welcome.
ANY person with practice, training, and time can achieve some level of control over mindset
Anyone with a brain injury can take steps to heal
There is no timeline on the healing process
Jamie "MoCrazy" Crane-Mauzy
Talk Show Host- Life Gets MoCrazy on the Brain Injury Radio Network
Full-time student at Westminster College, SLC, Utah
Motivational Public Speaker