March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month: 3 Easy Ways You Can Help Spread Awareness
Brain injuries are a very serious condition. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) don’t just change the lives of those who have been injured, but the lives of their family, friends, and loved ones. The Brain Injury Association of America estimates that over 2.5 million Americans suffer brain injuries every year, ranging from mild concussions to deadly, catastrophic injuries. There are also bad habits that hurt your brain.
The BIAA has taken steps towards raising awareness of these facts. March marks the beginning of Brain Injury Awareness Month.
We want to make it easy for you to help spread the word about the dangers of traumatic brain injuries, and help make a difference as we work to reduce the number of people affected by them, minimize risks, and raise awareness about the severity of TBI. So, read on and find 3 simple and easy ways you can spread awareness about TBI.
1) Learn the Basics About TBI – And Share Them
Did you know that TBI is the leading cause of disability and death in children and young adults worldwide? In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over half of all trauma-related deaths are due in part to the effects of TBI.
But what causes TBI? The answers may shock you. Many people may think that a traumatic brain injury only happens in a head-on vehicular collision, or a similar high-magnitude, high-force event. But in fact:
- Falls are an extremely common cause of traumatic brain injuries – especially in bathtubs, ladders, stairs, and even beds
- Vehicle-related collisions can cause TBI – and this includes bicycles
- Gunshot wounds, domestic violence, and child abuse are common causes of TBI
- Sports injuries are common causes of TBI. Lacrosse, soccer, football, skateboarding, and other high-impact sports especially
- Combat injuries and explosions are the primary cause of TBI in veterans
If you or a loved one have been involved in any of these unfortunate situations, it’s important to get the proper medical attention and contact a professional law firm to help you through this tough time.
When you know the basics about TBI and can talk about it, you’ll find that spreading awareness is easy.
2) Bowl for Brain Injury
Bowling for Brain Injury is the BIAA’s primary flagship fundraising and awareness event, with events that have been held or scheduled in Illinois, Maine, Texas, Indiana, Virginia, California, and many others.
If you’d like to inquire about starting up a Bowling for Brain Injury event, or are curious if there’s one being held near you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Use Your Business as A Platform
The BIAA has a large number of posters and flyers available on their website, as well as prerecorded PSAs, easily shareable videos, and other resources that can be useful to spread awareness of the severity of TBI.
If you own a small business, consider sharing some of these on social media, or even printing out posters and flyers and handing them out at your store in March. You can help spread awareness and increase the profile of this terrible affliction.
Learn More from the BIAA
If you’re curious about more facts pertaining to traumatic brain injury, prevention, and treatment, visit the BIAA online or
Education and knowledge are the key to minimizing and defeating this deadly, oft-misunderstood condition. If you do nothing else, learn about it and share your knowledge. Those who suffer silently will thank you.