The Brain Injury Association of America is marking the beginning of Brain Injury Awareness Month, which starts today. Each year BIAA leads the brain injury community in raising awareness about brain injuries by designating the month of March as a time to recognize and support the millions of Americans who live with brain injuries.
More than 2.5 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year, and 1 million more experience strokes and other acquired brain injuries. At least 5.3 million Americans live with TBI-related disabilities at a cost of more than $76 billion each year.
People living with brain injuries want the same things we all want: a good job, someone to love, a nice home, and fun in their lives. They want to be defined by who they are as people, not by the challenges presented by their injuries.
They are not alone.
For more than 35 years, the Brain Injury Association of America has provided help, hope, and healing for millions of people after they experience the life changing and sometimes devastating effects of brain injury. Callers to our National Brain Injury Information Center (1-800-444-6443) talk with compassionate, knowledgeable specialists who assist in locating rehabilitative, legal, financial, and other support services critical to maximizing recovery.
Help raise awareness about brain injury by using the awareness month hashtag #NotAloneinBrainInjury on social media. For more information and to download advocacy and informational materials to help raise awareness about brain injuries, visit the BIAA website at http://www.biausa.org.