Management and Recovery

The management and recovery of a TBI can be a long and complicated journey. The most important take-away is a person does not have to do it alone. 

There are resources available to help navigate management and recovery of a TBI.  Get Support 

In addition to working with health care providers, connecting to local organizations, and support groups, here are some resources for TBI management and recovery. 

Benefits of Self-Care

Self-care is any activity that we deliberately do to take care of our mental, emotional, or physical health. Self-care is often the key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. 

It is about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. It’s about self-monitoring your resources and taking steps to replenish them instead of running out. 

  • Better productivity 
  • Improved immunity and physical health 
  • Better self-esteem and self-awareness

TBI Resources and Workbook | DSHS (  - Filled with information, resources, journal prompts and more. 

  • Fatigue, Sleep Problems and Headaches 
  • Emotional Lability, Anger, and Impulsiveness 
  • Sensory Sensitivity and Overstimulation 
  • Attention and Memory 
  • Problem-Solving and Cognitive Flexibility 
  • Depression and Anxiety 
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  • Grief and Loss 
  • Self Care and Recovery 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Journaling 
  • Communications 
  • And much more

Additional ways to engage in Self-Care 

  • Breathing exercises 
  • Listening to music 
  • Meditation, Exercise, yoga and/or stretching 
  • Praying or attending a religious service 
  • Decluttering or cleaning your space 
  • Socializing 
  • Going to therapy 

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