Healing from a concussion is often a long road. A new St. John’s Medical Center support group aims to make the journey easier.

The hospital is building a community for those who have experienced a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. The free group will meet the fourth Tuesday of the month, beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

“If you have had any type of brain injury, this group might be for you,” St. John’s Home Health and hospice social worker Oliver Goss said in a statement. “The goal is to provide support to those who may be suffering in silence. There are steps to take to lessen the effects of these injuries.”

Goss and Chris Smithwick, Teton Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation speech-language pathologist, will co-facilitate the group. Attendees will discuss advancements in treating neurological trauma and connect with others who have experienced and learned to cope with such injuries.

This story was updated to correct the time the group meets. — Eds.

The confidential group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Wellness Flex Room at St. John’s. Call 739-7463 for more information.

Contact Melissa Cassutt at 732-7076 or valley@jhnewsandguide.com.

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