Traumatic Brain Injury TBI

Contact Us

Jeremy Grisham, LMHC, MHP, CCTP

jeremy.grisham@dva.wa.gov 

Heather Bahme

BS (Retired U.S.Army)
Traumatic Brain Injury Program Specialist (Eastern Washington)
Office: 509-828-0449
Toll Free: (800) 562-2308
Heather.bahme@dva.wa.gov


VA Medical Centers:

Puget Sound VA Healthcare System
800-329-8387

Walla Walla
888-687-8863

Vancouver
800-949-1004

Spokane
800-325-7940

Statistics

July 20120 - June 2021

 175 trainings across Washington to 1,740 individuals.

116 veterans and 48 family members have received 1:1 guidance, referrals and support

The WDVA TBI program serves to support and represent every veteran in Washington State that has incurred a Brain Injury.

That means that we:

  • Provide one on one support 
  • Provide answers, resources and referrals 
  • Support the groups and agencies that are out there doing great things for our vets 
  • Provide training and advice to any agency, group, summit, conference etc. that wants to know more about how to help the brain injured veteran.

Why we do it:

The veteran community experiences brain injury at a much higher rate than that of their civilian counterparts. These injuries often go undetected and underreported because they do not appear “severe” enough to warrant treatment. The blast injury, for example, is considered the signature injury of OEF/OIF and can cause brain damage with symptoms such as light sensitivity, migraines, difficulty with emotions and memory and will increase the risk of substance abuse, homeless and suicide to name a few yet many vets are unaware they have even been injured from having experienced a blast.

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