Traumatic Brain Injuries Increase Among Returning Soldiers

by Stephanie Crosby

As the number of military service members coming home with brain injuries goes up, the state of Kentucky is trying to provide more information and service to those affected. A conference tomorrow at Eastern Kentucky University will present information and services on traumatic brain injuries for service members and their families.

Devon Lindsey with the Division of Behavioral Health says there are a lot of misconceptions about what a person is like when they come home from war.

“I think people just, they don’t really understand all that’s involved in making sure that soldiers can transition successfully,” says Lindsey. “If you go from being in a combat situation to shopping at Wal-Mart, it’s a very different environment.”

Lindsey says tomorrow’s conference will include soldiers and their families, but also people who provide services to those with traumatic brain injuries.