Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month is an effort by the Brain Injury Association of America to promote understanding of TBI and the people affected by it. The BIAA’s motto for this year is “Not Alone in Brain Injury,” highlighting the need for community support in the recovery process.
“The campaign… lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available.” – Brain Injury Association of America
Why is Brain Injury Awareness So Important?
Traumatic brain injuries can make life extremely difficult for the people they affect. Brain injury awareness is important for the same reasons that awareness of any other illness or disability is important: understanding and support within a community can be a tremendous help to those who suffer from them.
Sometimes, the feeling that no one understands or relates can make the recovery process much harder after an injury. That’s why the BIAA chose the motto that they did.
You can voice your support for those fighting TBI and spread brain injury awareness by sharing what you’ve learned on social media. The BIAA is active on these sites, and you can use their posts to help the cause:
Traumatic Brain Injury Resources
Support groups and other sources can help TBI victims heal and get back on their feet. The BIAA has individual branches from state-to-state that provide direct and local support.
At Christensen & Hymas, we have experience helping brain injury victims and their families get the help they need. We understand how large of a toll that accidents can take, and the stress that often comes afterwards. Contact us today for a free consultation, and we will discuss any questions and concerns you may have.