Hello all, I am new to this site. When I was younger I had a severe head injury. Fractured skull, extradural haematoma and it was evacuated by craniotomy 2 weeks after the accident. I had no cognitive follow ups all my life and struggled, but did extremely well and managed to gain a great career with great efforts. 6 years ago, I had blows to my head and my job became stressful, I did not know what was wrong and put it all down to depression which lead me to leave my job and deal with the traumas I was reminded of in life. Then again, I was knocked unconscious last year and this really took its toll on me. The scans were fine, but I found out through a cognitive assessment that I had damage to my brain. I under went 6 - 8 sessions of cognitive therapy and am now attending a mindfulness course. My memory is a huge problem and it causes my past to keep resurfacing, which unfortunately for me; is full of many traumas and lack of understanding with very little support. I look well to people and am able, but have lost many people in my life through my need to be honest and speak out. Life has become quite lonely. I thought about getting myself a dog to help aid in my recovery, relieve stress, help me get out more etc but where I live, there is a no pets policy through the council. So I thought about a service dog and was wondering if anyone here has done this and how they go about it, or where I could enquire?
Many thanks in advance