Most of the time family members do not suffer external burn injuries. But they do suffer
emotional trauma and confusion about how they can deal with their emotions, the trauma their loved one is suffering from, how their loved
one life has changed, how they can help their loved one recover, how to prepare for their loved one coming home, what to do when their love
one comes home, rebuild their lives and reenter the community.
So many family members suffer emotionally because their loved one is suffering from a burn injury.
It can also be confusing why this happened to a family member. They are lost and do not know what to do or where to go. That is why so
many family members reach out to the BSTTW Support Team (BST). The BST
helps family members and burn survivors to open up, deal with their emotions and learn how they can handle the anger and the
emotional and physical pain that a loved one can go through during the recovery process. Some burn survivors may suffer for weeks, months
The BST is available to speak with a burn survivor, family members or friends by
telephone, email, BSTTW Internet Audio Video Conference Service (BIAVCS) using Skype and other internet
services. If you have internet service, a microphone and web camera you can talk to and see the BST Member and
the BST Member can hear and see you. This allows you to feel at home no matter if you live
in a different part of the world.
The BST Member is willing to answer your questions,
offer you referrals, educational information, support to work through your personal emotions about your loved ones burn injury and how
you can not only help your loved one recover but you can work through the anger, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD) and other emotions that you and your loved one who suffered the burn injury might be suffering from.
The BST Member can also refer you to doctors and lawyers who may help you and your
loved one. It is worth speaking to the BST Team. Learn more by contacting BSTTW by telephone at
936-483-9014 or by filling out and sending the BST Eform at http://www.burnsurvivorsttw.org/eforms/supportemail.html.
You will receive a response from a BST Member who will be interested in learning more about you, meeting with
you and offering you the help needed to rebuild your life and the life of your loved one who suffered a burn injury.