January 29, 2020
Mental health issues are common in people with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury. This year on the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day we hope to shed light on the tabooed issues and invite you to explore and share the resources available to support people dealing with mental health issues in ABI or SCI community.
A spinal cord injury has evident physical impacts, but often less acknowledged are the impacts to the mental state. At times, extra focus on physical needs may mean neglect for mental and emotion needs. The Let’s Connect program run by Toronto Rehab Institute and sponsored by Bell Let’s Talk supports the mental health of spinal cord injury patients and held a webinar to discuss mental health issues. Our community partners at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario have excellent resources to support people with SCI who are experiencing mental health issues. Visit their website to learn more.
Trauma to the brain may lead to many unwelcome symptoms linked to mental health. Based on the Guideline for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Persistent Symptoms (3rd Edition), we created a Concussion & Mental Health inforgraphic to highlight the process of diagnosing, treating and recovering from mental health issues after concussion. Explore other resources.