Social skills and self-confidence can be affected after a brain injury. People can lack awareness about their impairments, or lose general self-awareness and insight.
People often feel that they need to relearn social skills lost after their brain injury. Regaining these skills can be vital to maintaining existing friendships and making new ones. Joining a peer support group can be helpful to practise your social skills.
Steps to independence
Resuming an independent lifestyle safely after a brain injury is an important goal. This goal should be approached in stages based on individual needs and abilities.