If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has CTE, you are not alone. There is help. Many symptoms of CTE are treatable, and resources are available to help you find support and live a full life. It is also important to know that people who appeared to have CTE while alive have been found not to have CTE upon post-mortem examination of their brain.
CTE can pose challenges, but they are challenges that you have tools to fight. If you are concerned you have CTE, there is much you can do to help maintain a healthy and enjoyable life.
If you are struggling to cope and would like some emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to connect with a trained counselor. It’s free, confidential, and available to everyone in the United States. You do not have to be suicidal to call.