Wednesday, May 18 is National Trauma Survivors Day! This recognition provides an opportunity to educate trauma survivors and the community on recovery resources after a traumatic incident. Some disabilities resulting from trauma include spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and amputations.
With the support of the Trauma Survivors Network, newly-injured people have the opportunity to connect with others who are injured. While the road to recovery may seem difficult now, peer mentoring and support groups are valuable assets to improve one’s quality of life.
Several hospitals and medical facilities around the country help make up the network of trauma resources, including the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. MUSC held its Trauma Survivors Day celebration May 11 and several local organizations who work with people with disabilities attended the event.
The MUSC Public Relations office wrote a few stories about Trauma Survivors Network and the importance of peer mentoring. Take a look at the story where I shared how I was injured in a car accident when I was an infant.
Follow National Trauma Survivors Day on Facebook at “Trauma Survivors Network” or on Twitter and Instagram @TraumaSurvivors. Use (hashtag) #traumasurvivorsday