Recovering from a head injury is both frustrating and difficult. But there is hope. Things can get better—and you’re not alone.

Your path to recovery will be much smoother with the right support. The Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund offers free coaching services to recovering traumatic brain injury survivors. Our brain injury coaches understand what you’re going through, and they can answer your questions and help you find the information you need to keep making progress and reach your definition of success.

Call 1-888-222-2542 to get connected with a brain injury coach.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) have many different causes, signs and symptoms.

While TBIs are all caused by some kind of blow, jolt, or other injury to the head, every TBI is unique. Even a concussion is a type of TBI. Your symptoms may be very different from others who have also had a TBI. You may notice changes days, weeks, or even months after your injury. Understanding some of the things you might experience can help reduce stress during a challenging time. Be sure to talk to your doctors and other health care providers about any new or changing symptoms.

Symptoms you may experience after a TBI:

  • Headache or neck pain that won’t go away
  • Blurred vision
  • Lack of energy, constantly feeling tired
  • Trouble sleeping, or sleeping too much
  • Loss of balance
  • Pain caused by loud noises or bright lights

Mood & behavior changes you may notice after a TBI:

  • Feeling easily irritated, sad, or anxious
  • Feeling confused or easily getting lost
  • Slow in thinking, speaking, or reading
  • Difficulty getting organized or paying attention
  • Difficulty making decisions or solving problems
  • Forgetting things that happened days (or minutes) ago

Call 1-888-222-2542 to get connected with a brain injury coach.

Talk to someone who understands what you’re going through.

The TBI Fund was established to help Utahns who have suffered from a TBI. Our caring, trained experts can help you find the resources you need to return to school, work, hobbies, and other activities through a process called resource facilitation. During your first visit with a brain injury coach, you will complete a free intake assessment that will determine if you can get other free services like neuropsychological testing or ongoing coaching services. You may also qualify to receive help with physical, occupational, and speech therapy, or paying for equipment you need for daily living. Your brain injury coach will help you set goals and figure out what it will take to reach those goals. They will contact you every week to see how things are going and offer encouragement and help to you and your family.

Call 1-888-222-2542 to get connected with a brain injury coach.

E-mail Us: tbi@utah.gov