Injuries to our brains can affect every aspect of our lives. From the way we see the world to the way we understand it, there’s a lot of change. Brain injury is sometimes an entirely separate issue to mental health, but brain injury can lead to new mental health symptoms developing, and mental health issues can make brain injury symptoms worse.
There are a lot of mental health conditions that come with brain injuries – most commonly depression, anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This Mental Health Month, we want to take it back to basics and bring awareness to this overlap between brain injury and mental health.