Could an injury to the spinal cord cause mental damage?

Also watch for meds. Agree with excellent answer above. Additionally, many of the medications used for spinal cord injuries (especially pain medicines and muscle relaxants) can cause cognitive issues.
Mental damage spinal. Not directly but the trauma associated with these injuries can also cause head injuries which can effect mentation with subtle cognitive issues can be found late part of poly trauma and life adjustments can bring on depression. The accident that caused the spinal cord injury could how was the spinal cord injured?