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Keeping connected in self-quarantine with support group leader Michele Kauffman

Brain injury survivor and support group leader Michele Kauffman joins Deborah Crawley to offer her experience and advice for folks trying to manage their lives and keep connected during the ongoing coronavirus-imposed quarantines. Michelle brings joy, laughter, empathy, important information and a whole lot of love to the show.
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Brain injury survivor and support group leader Michele Kauffman joins Deborah Crawley to offer her experience and advice for folks trying to manage their lives and keep connected during the ongoing coronavirus-imposed quarantines. Michelle brings joy, laughter, empathy, important information and a whole lot of love to the show.

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This episode of Brain Injury Today was produced and edited by Goal17Media.com and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.

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Links to FREE online wellness and entertainment:

Subtle Body Solutions – Heidi Frank Palmer, guided meditation Sunday mornings
Liziah Therapies – Liziah Richards, meditations plus gentle yoga coming soon! 

King County Library System – audio & ebooks, movies, art classes, educational videos

Brandon Blake’s Bonus Time Music on Facebook shares music, education, love and compassion after his brain injury recovery. “Bando” plays music, reads and interacts with kids and parents.
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Resources for mental health and addiction:
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Phone: 206 783 9264
Text: 206 207 7765
Email: helpline@namiseattle.org
Referral and information helpline. Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 5:00. Leave a message and call will be returned as soon as possible. Email and text are the best way to reach the office. Offers online support groups at this time only.

AA/NA Alcoholics Anonymous

24-Hour phone line: 206 587 2838

AA Schedule available on website. Most meetings are online; however, you can still find some groups meeting in person with social distancing. The 24-hour phone is staffed by sober alcoholic volunteers. You can’t leave a message, so keep trying if busy. We have several folks in our groups who are willing to chat if you are looking for help in your recovery. Alcohol and drugs may feel relieving at the moment – just remember, “There is no long-term help in the bottom of the bottle.”

Crisis Clinic:  24 Hours: 866-427-4747

National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-7233

Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK OR 800-273-8255 / 800-SUICIDE OR 800-784-2433

Inner Smile Meditation: “I breathe in, I calm my body, I breathe out, I smile, dwelling in this moment I am well.” – Tich Nhat Hanh

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Brain Injury Organizations
Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA)
United State Brain Injury Alliance
Brainline

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