About Brain Foundation
Last-Modified: 2021-09-30 20:27:41
Brain Foundation provides help to those who are not being assisted by other programs. Like any other organ, the human brain is susceptible to disease and injury and as with any disease or injury, many of those associated with the brain are completely curable or can be controlled with medication. However, some patients faces a long recovery and some are challenged their entire lives. With the closure of so many mental health facilities since the 1960s, today tens of thousands of people nationwide languish in hopelessness and daily must confront the stifling stigma of being labeled "mentally ill." Helping our fellow citizens to overcome such daunting challenges requires action on many fronts, one of which is finding suitable housing for those afflicted with persistent brain disease or injury. Mental health advocates are finding that people with brain disabilities usually can better realize their individual potential in the least restrictive environment in which they are capable of living. Fairfax County alone has over 500 people waiting for assisted living housing. The Brain Foundation is extending helping hands to lower this number.