Mental Health Resources for Professionals

Behavioral Health Guide: Considerations for Best Practices for Children, Youth, and Adults with TBI

An overview of the prevalence and systemic issues that add to the complexity of supporting individuals with brain injury and co-occurring behavioral health.

Is It a Psychiatric Disorder or TBI Medical Mimic?

The medical issues associated with traumatic brain injury are often mistakenly diagnosed as psychiatric disorders. A few simple questions and tests can elucidate the real culprit and lead to appropriate treatment.

Preventing Suicidal Behavior After Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI is a risk factor for suicidal ideation and behavior. People with TBI can experience persistent cognitive, somatic, or psychological symptoms that can lead to poorer mental health, physical function, and quality of life. Veterans with a history of TBI were found to be at higher risk for suicide.

Treating Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury – A Summary for Clinicians

This summary describes findings from a systematic review conducted to evaluate the evidence supporting pharmacologic, other biological (e.g., electroconvulsive therapy), and psychotherapeutic or rehabilitation treatments for depression after TBI

Treating Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

This Advisory briefly summarizes key elements of TBI and describe its relevance to behavioral health, including recommendations for how behavioral health professionals can better meet the needs of patients who have a history of TBI.