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Recognizing, Responding, and Resources for Brain Injury in Crisis

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Valley Community Service Board

85 Sangers Lane

Staunton, VA 24401

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Most of us are aware of the controversy surrounding concussions and football players, but concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injury aren’t limited to football players. Unfortunately, symptoms of mild brain injury can be subtle and may be misdiagnosed. Sometimes the diagnosis is missed altogether. Brain injury and mental health are often seen and treated as two entirely separate diagnoses, or sometimes confused as being the same thing. However, both can be true; brain injury is sometimes an entirely separate issue to mental health, whereas other times brain injury can lead to mental health issues developing. An April article in the American Journal of Psychiatry revealed that in the largest study yet to investigate link, even a single mild brain injury increases the risk of later mental illness, especially if the injury occurs during adolescence. This training will provide you with new insights and strategies that will help you better recognize and more effectively service person with brain injury.

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