Synopsis: Lost in My Mind is a stunning memoir describing Kelly Bouldin Darmofal's journeyfrom adolescent girl to special education teacher, wife and mother -- despite severe TraumaticBrain Injury (TBI). Spanning three decades, Kelly's journey is unique in its focus on TBI education in America (or lack thereof). Kelly also abridges her mother's journals to describe forgotten experiences. She continues the narrative in her own humorous, poetic voice,describing a victim's relentless search for success, love, and acceptance -- while combating bureaucratic red tape, aphasia, bilateral hand impairment, and loss of memory. 


Readers will:

  • Learn why TBI is a "silent illness" for students as well as soldiers and athletes.

  • Discover coping strategies which enable TBI/concussion survivors to hope and achieve.

  • Experience what it's like to be a caregiver for someone with TBI.Realize that the majority of teachers are sadly unprepared to teach victims of TBI or concussion.

  • Find out how relearning ordinary tasks, like walking, writing, and driving require intense determination.


"This peek into the real-life trials and triumphs of a young woman who survives a horrific car crash and struggles to regain academic excellence and meaningful social relationships is a worthwhile read for anyone who needs information, inspiration or escape from the isolation so common after traumatic brain injury."-- Susan H. Connors, President/CEO, Brain Injury Association of America

​"Kelly Bouldin Darmofal's account is unique, yet widely applicable: she teaches any who have suffered TBI--and all who love, care for,and teach them--insights that are not only novel but revolutionary. The book is not simply worth reading; it is necessary reading forpatients, poets, professors, preachers, and teachers."-- Dr. Frank Balch Wood, Professor Emeritus of Neurology-Neuropsychology, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Lost in My Mind: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Imprint: Modern History Press
Author: Kelly Bouldin Darmofal
ISBN-13: PB 978-1-61599-244-7 / HC 978-1-61599-245-4 / eBook 978-1-61599-246-1
List Price: PB $ 19.95 / HC $ 32.95 / eBook $ 6.95
Trim: 6.14 x 9.21 (200 pp)
Audience: General Adult
Pub Date: 11/01/2014
BISAC: HEALTH & FITNESS/Diseases/Nervous System (incl. Brain)
EDUCATION/Special Education/Learning Disabilities
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/Women

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Tollfree USA/Canada: (888)761-6268
Elsewhere: (734)417-4266
Fax: +1 734 663 6861


Bookstores please order from Ingram

101 Tips for Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury: Practical Advice for TBI Survivors, Caregivers and Teachers


Imprint: Loving Healing Press

Series: 101 Tips

Author: Kelly Bouldin Darmofal

Foreword: Dr. Frank Balch Wood

ISBN-13: PB 978-1-61599-282-9 / eBook 978-1-61599-283-6
List Price: PB $ 8.95 / eBook $ 4.95
Trim: 5.25 x 8 (43 pp)
Audience: General Adult
Pub Date: 09/01/2015
BISAC: HEALTH & FITNESS/Diseases/Nervous System (incl. Brain)
EDUCATION/Special Education/Learning Disabilities
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY/Women