Mental Health Resources

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Breathing Retraining

Everyone knows that breathing is an essential part of life, but did you know that breathing plays an essential role in anxiety? This information sheet will briefly discuss the role of breathing in anxiety and guide you through a simple breathing retraining technique that uses breathing patterns to help deal with anxiety.

Coping with Post-TBI Anxiety & Stress

Following a life-changing event like a brain injury, it’s normal to feel intense stress which can build up and lead to anxiety. Anxiety becomes a significant concern when these feelings intensify to a point where they interfere with the tasks of life.

Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

Feeling sad is a normal response to the losses and changes a person faces after TBI. There is cause for concern when feeling depressed or losing interest in usual activities occurs at least several days per week and lasts for more than two weeks.

Emotional Changes after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Comic

This comic strip explains common emotional changes following a TBI and how to seek help.

Emotional Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury

A brain injury can change the way people feel or express emotions. An individual with TBI can have several types of emotional problems.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Counseling After Brain Injury

Life after a brain injury can be overwhelming for both the survivor and family members. Counseling is simply another form of therapy that helps people recover and adjust emotionally after their accident.

Frequently Asked Questions About Neuropsychological Evaluations

After an injury or illness that affects the brain, people are commonly referred for neuropsychological evaluation. The purpose of this booklet is to provide answers to the most common questions people have about neuropsychological evaluation.

Managing Intense Emotions

This article provides information about controlling your anger after an injury, the dangers of anger, recognizing early warning signs for anger, and ideas about how to better control anger.

Mental Health & Brain Injury

The effects of brain injury and mental illness can look very similar, which is why understanding the relationship between the two is important for individuals to advocate for themselves and for medical professionals to make accurate diagnoses.

Mental Health & Brain Injury (Spanish)

The effects of brain injury and mental illness can look very similar, which is why understanding the relationship between the two is important for individuals to advocate for themselves and for medical professionals to make accurate diagnoses.

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Diagnosing a brain injury is not always as simple as getting a scan or picture of the brain. This is why something like a neuropsychological evaluation can help pinpoint the issues someone is having, what it causing it, and how to treat it effectively.

Post-Traumatic Stress

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common after a traumatic event that leads to a brain injury (e.g. an assault, a near drowning or a motor vehicle accident). Not all people who sustain a brain injury will experience post-traumatic stress and not all people who develop post-traumatic stress will experience the same severity of symptoms.

Progressive Muscle relaxation

Muscle relaxation can be particularly helpful in cases where anxiety is especially associated to muscle tension. This information sheet will guide you through a common form of relaxation designed to reduce muscle tension.