March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month is a yearly effort to shine a spotlight on the progress and benefits of brain research.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. 5.3 million Americans are living with the often invisible effects of TBI. That's 2% of all Americans, the equivalent population of 8 US states. A person may look fine but the internal damage to her brain can be life changing, affecting memory, thinking, behavior, speech, work, and relationships. March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month Nationwide, people are coming together to raise awareness and learn about TBI. Discover what activities are happening in your area. Visit: preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Posted on BrainLine March 9, 2012.

Produced by Brian King, BrainLine.