Brain-injury Information Referral and Resource Development (BIRRDsong)


Brain-injury Information Referral and Resource  Development (BIRRDsong)

We are a peer-led brain injury recovery organization: supporting and empowering one another through service, support, personal development, and community building to create the best possible outcome for our lives. 

Location: Portland, OR
Members: 18
Latest Activity: Jun 18, 2015

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Recovery Now on Brain Injury Radio

Every Wednesday night at 7pm Pac/10pm est  I host a Peer to Peer Support Internet Radio show, found at (by computer) or call 424-243-9540. Other alternatives include: you can…Continue

Tags: Discussion, Music, Education, Advocacy, Spirituality

Started by Kim Justus Jan 6, 2014.

BIRRDsong Web Meeting 2 Replies

Last September, several survivors on this TBI Network site  expressed deep sadness, loneliness and intense social disconnection and  due to their remote location, lack of family and community…Continue

Started by Marih Alyn-Claire. Last reply by Mary Wms Feb 28, 2013.

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Comment by Kim Justus on February 10, 2015 at 7:10pm

Music Heals! Join me Wed Nite & Find Out Why! See Brain Injury Radio "Group" on this site for details. :)

Comment by Kim Justus on January 14, 2015 at 2:29pm

TONIGHT .. Your life is over as you knew it. How important was that text really? Join me tonight with Austin's mom to hear. Austin can't tell us any more.

Comment by Kim Justus on January 6, 2015 at 8:15am

Amazing story about Brain Injury after a drug overdose. How it affected the survivor, and his family. The brothers will be my guests on Brain Injury Radio. Join the Brain Injury Radio Group on this site for details to my shows every Wed nite at 7Pac/10Est   :)

Comment by TBI Survivors Network on August 1, 2013 at 3:54pm

the radio show is a live community which will run 5pm to 10pm 7 days a week this fall currently runs 7 to 10 with a live chat, we are working on a peer line need more volunteers to make it more hours

Comment by Doug Wingate on May 2, 2013 at 8:47am

thank you for finding us!
A part of what BIRRDsong aims to do, I would say, is to recognize we all have special talents and to help others find what those are so they can be both seen and used! We also appreciate any additional support, offerings, or stories so if you feel inclined to contribute please do.

We are a support group that meets in NW Portland the first Saturday of every month (This Saturday!) at Good Samiritan Hospital from 9:30-11:00 am and you are certainly welcome to join us!

Otherwise please feel free to chat with any of us here and if you have any questions or support you could use don't be afraid to ask.
Thank you again for finding and contacting us!

Comment by deanne blaker on April 30, 2013 at 10:27pm

I don't have any special talents, but I would love to chat and give support when I can.  Please give me a chance.


Comment by Cheryl Green on February 28, 2013 at 9:27am

We meet in NW Portland, OR. We don't have online meetings yet, Mary. Do you think we should hold some online in the future? Would that be helpful?

Comment by Mary Wms on February 28, 2013 at 8:48am

Im not understanding this for some reason... :(      where do u meet? online? ;(

Comment by Cheryl Green on June 19, 2012 at 7:50am

We have a picnic on Saturday, June 30th! We are not really part of the Brain Injury Global Picnic, but we're happening at the same time.

If you're in the Portland area, please come join us.

Saturday, June 30th


Laurelhurst Park, Picnic Area B, Portland, OR (SE 35th Ave and SE Oak)

It's a potluck. Bring something prepared at home to share and celebrate summer with us. All are welcome!!

Comment by James McNeill on March 2, 2012 at 9:20am

It is a very lonely journey at times,


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