Suicide Risk Higher For Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors
A disturbing, yet not surprising, article was published in the Washington Post today. Although short the reporter detailed a Danish study conducted on young adults who either had a Traumatic Brain Injury or a mild injury sometimes classified as a concussion. Unfortunately, the outcome was not a surprise at all.
For a few years, I have worried about this type of event happening in our family. There has been a large increase in suicides especially among teenagers and young adults. We have tried to be as proactive as possible. Ignorance is not bliss. I think our society has to do more. Traumatic Brain Injury patients and others suffering from mental health issues need support and care. The health insurance companies need to grant this care to those in need.
We need to share our stories. Not just the good ones. The heartbreaking narratives have to be told and heard. I believe we all have a story to share. Sometimes the most heartbreaking ones have the most impact.