Every March, organizations across the globe recognize Brain Injury Awareness to shed light on the millions of individuals and their families living with the impacts of brain injury. In the United States, over 5 million children and adults are living with brain injury.
The acquired challenges that accompany a brain injury are often “invisible”. There may be greater effects on internal functioning like memory, thinking, attention, mood, and navigation through social relationships. For some, there are changes in physical functioning or appearance.
Individuals who have sustained a brain injury may work with a team of professionals to help them along with their healing journey, including:
Every day, organizations around the world are working to improve brain injury education, advocacy, and access to resources. As we recognize Brain Injury Awareness Month, we encourage sharing information that will elevate the understanding of brain injury. We welcome recommendations for other resources!
Brain Injury Association of America
Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
Love Your Brain - Mindful March Campaign
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Devon Brunson, MS, CCC-SLP
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