Did you know that March is brain injury awareness month? The green ribbon signifies mental health awareness. Since a traumatic brain injury is a mental injury, it falls under this scope. A traumatic brain injury is a brain dysfunction that was caused by some outside force, usually a violent force to the head.
The Brain Injury Association of America for more than three decades has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. The theme for the 2018 to 2020 campaign is Change Your Mind. The #ChangeYourMind public awareness campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. Individuals who join us to help raise awareness with the #ChangeYourMind campaign are essential to:
- De-stigmatizing brain injury through outreach within the brain injury community
- Empowering those who have survived brain injury and their caregivers
- Promoting the many types of support that are available to people living with brain injury
Remember, no brain injury is too small to ignore or too severe to lose hope. If you or a loved on has experienced a traumatic brain injury, see if your town is hosting any awareness activities!