Postconcussion and Mental Health with Bella Paige

January 11, 2022 00:31:40
Postconcussion and Mental Health with Bella Paige
TBI Therapist
Postconcussion and Mental Health with Bella Paige
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Show Notes

During this conversation, Bella Paige talks about the reasons she started her own podcast The Post Concussion Podcast.  She discusses the importance of mental health in concussion recovery and her journey leaving the sport of horse riding. She discussed feelings of depression when she had to give up her sport.  She discusses the grief of seeing other people carry on with their lives and she felt that her social life really struggles. She discussed needing to move home because she needed more support. Nothing seemed to work to improve her symptoms and did not tell people about her mental health symptoms. 

 

Meet Bella: 

Bella is a concussion survivor and host of the Post-Concussion Podcast where she has over 50 podcast episodes waiting for you. Be sure to check it out on postconcussioninc.com.

Bella offers her story of hope and insights into how she was able to cope with the mental health symptoms related to her brain injury. 

 

Things we discussed: 






Takeaways

 

Takeaway #1

 

Finding your red flags or “warning signs”. For Bella she talked about running. You can’t function when you are depressed.  It’s hard when you “look fine” on the outside, but you are struggling on the inside. Also, finding what works for you with trial and error. 



Takeaway #2

She recommends that survivors talk with a mental health professional. For her therapy is more than venting, it’s about getting tools and learning more about yourself. She realized that her good friends and family cannot give her the tools she needed. 




More From Bella

https://www.postconcussioninc.com/



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