My Concussion Almost Made Me Take My Own Life
Brenda Kramer
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Brenda,

Thanks for writing about this experience. I am a guy, and I received a concussion playing frisbee a couple years ago and it took me nearly a year and a half to recover. Crippling depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and existential panic attacks so strong I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest with terror at the thought of the universe. And at barely any provocation. At a song on the radio that struck the wrong nerve. I quit work for a week, slept for 13 hours a day, and then limped through another 3 months of work before I quit completely. There’s a lot of talk on how concussions can mess your brain up, but hardly anyone ever talks about the depression.

Thanks again.

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