- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (54 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kinetic Video, 2016.
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Originally produced by Kinetic Video in 2016.
Brain injury from sports is a hot topic in today's media, but only 20% are attributable to sports. Given the toll brain injury takes on individuals and families, what do we know about the impact on society as a whole? According to a recent study, 80% of the prison population have suffered traumatic brain injuries and 60% of this 80% received their first brain injury in childhood. 53% of homeless people have suffered brain injuries. One study estimates that after severe brain injury 90% of marriages end in divorce. ..After a diving accident and decompression sickness, Nash was told he could not be a commercial diver anymore. Extreme mood swings and loss of concentration meant he could not hold a job and led to alienation of family and friends, homelessness, drug addiction, crime and eventually murder. In prison he learned his brain was deprived of oxygen in the accident and severely damaged. ..Brain injury impacts more than the individual, it powerfully impacts society as a whole. The cost to society is immeasurable in both human and financial terms, but what are we doing to address this? ..Through volunteer work, director Hilary Pryor has unique access to adult brain injury survivors, their families and support systems. Tracking the progress of specific individuals, A Change of Mind will ask difficult questions: .What is the societal impact of brain injury? .What is the reality of existing services for victims, what works and what more is needed? .Does today's technology combined with research into neural plasticity provide new hope for recovery? .And how do we change our societal mind-set to develop the appropriate sentencing advocated by a few visionary judges, prison staff and parole officers? ..Early, effective intervention and ongoing support can make a world of difference to both the victim and us all. We can pay now - or pay much more later..."I watched the documentary last night and it is wonderful! Thank you for making this video and shedding light on such an important topic.".Holly Craig Probation Officer. .."A Change of Mind is a captivating and impeccably crafted look into the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on individuals, families and society. Filmmaker Hilary Pryor takes you on a revelatory journey, beautifully weaving together the tapestry of science, the pathos of loss and the inspiration of unyielding courage. Working in the field of Brain Injury, I have never seen a more important film on the subject." .Shelley Morris, Chief Executive Officer, The Cridge Centre for the Family
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