Catching TBI & PTSD Early, what are the signs in Veterans?

In a world where battles aren't always fought on the battlefield, mental health issues like Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can silently impact the lives of many, especially our veterans. At Fightz On, we're not just about apparel; we're on a mission to save lives, one design at a time. In this post, we delve into the importance of recognizing the signs of TBI and PTSD early and what steps you can take to support yourself or your loved ones.

Understanding TBI and PTSD:

TBI and PTSD are often referred to as the invisible wounds of war. While TBI results from a sudden blow or jolt to the head, disrupting normal brain function, PTSD can develop after experiencing a traumatic event, leaving individuals with persistent frightening thoughts and memories. These conditions can affect anyone, not just those in the military, and recognizing the signs early is crucial for seeking help and support.

Signs to Look Out For:

  1. Changes in Behavior: Watch for sudden mood swings, irritability, anger, or withdrawing from social activities.
  2. Cognitive Issues: Difficulty concentrating, memory problems, or experiencing confusion and disorientation.
  3. Physical Symptoms: Headaches, dizziness, fatigue, or trouble sleeping can indicate underlying issues.
  4. Emotional Distress: Persistent feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt, or experiencing flashbacks of traumatic events.
  5. Substance Abuse: Turning to alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism can be a sign of underlying mental health struggles.

Taking Action:

  1. Seek Professional Help: If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, don't hesitate to reach out to a mental health professional or a support group.
  2. Encourage Open Dialogue: Create a safe space for discussion, where individuals feel comfortable expressing their feelings and seeking help without judgment.
  3. Utilize Resources: Take advantage of organizations and foundations dedicated to supporting those affected by TBI and PTSD, such as the ones Fightz On proudly supports.
  4. Practice Self-Care: Engage in activities that promote mental well-being, such as exercise, meditation, or spending time in nature.

How Fightz On Plays a Role:

At Fightz On, every purchase goes beyond just owning a piece of apparel; it's a contribution to a cause. With a portion of our profits dedicated to leading foundations in the space, we're actively supporting initiatives that provide assistance and resources to veterans and individuals struggling with TBI and PTSD.


Recognizing the signs of TBI and PTSD early is the first step towards seeking help and creating a supportive environment for those in need. By raising awareness and supporting organizations like Fightz On, we can make a difference in the lives of our warriors, ensuring they receive the care and assistance they deserve. Together, let's fight the invisible battles and help save lives, one step at a time.

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