Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month March 2009

It's March. That means it’s Brain Injury Awareness Month — a yearly effort to shine a spotlight on the progress and benefits of brain research.

Did you know:

  • There are 5.3 million Americans living with the often invisible effects of TBI.
  • In the US, the #1 cause of death in kids is from TBI. Many of these deaths can be prevented through awareness.
  • A person may look fine, but the internal damage to his brain can be life changing. However, most brain injuries are mild, and most people recover in a matter of weeks.
  • In the military, between 2000 and the thrid quarter of 2012, more than 260,000 service members sustained a TBI.
  • Brain injury, caused largely by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), has become known as the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • The military is working on hundreds of projects to research brain injury so as to better prevent, diagnose, and treat brain injury.

Learn more about Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Posted on BrainLine March 1, 2018.