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Mental Health and ABI

General Information


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Adjusting to life after brain injury can be stressful as survivors may be coping with many losses which may include loss of self-identity, their job, their friends, their community and sometimes their family. There are no quick and easy answers but service providers can start by providing education and counselling to the individual and their families. Below is a list of resources which service providers, families, and survivors can refer to for more information.

Saskatchewan Services

Adapting Your Service for Persons with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

If you are a professional who is new to working with ABI survivors and/or would like to increase your success with survivors, there are a number of on-line resources that can help you adapt your treatment to better serve this population.



Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project