Mental Health: Mental Alertness and What to Do When your Brain is Tired


There will be times when you are drained and need to restore mental energy. But how do you know how much mental energy you have and how to stay mentally alert throughout the day – or even take a break? Join Home Base’s Dr. Douglas Terry in today’s #HBHealthAtHome mental health video as he teaches skills to gauge how much energy we have and how to give it a boost.

About the Author: Dr. Douglas Terry is a neuropsychologist at Home Base and a faculty member in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in the assessment of neurocognitive and emotional difficulties and provides clinical services in Home Base’s outpatient Traumatic Brain Injury program and Intensive Clinical Program (ICP). Dr. Terry also works in the MassGeneral Hospital for Children™ Sports Concussion Program and is a researcher for the Harvard Football Players Health Study. He has an active research program and has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications on traumatic brain injury and concussion in athletes, veterans, and civilians. He has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.