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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Mar 22nd, 2021

Every March, the Brain Injury Association of America launches a campaign to spread awareness. It aims to inform the public about the impact brain injuries have on both survivors and their caregivers. Since traumatic brain injuries – also known as TBIs – are considered “invisible” injuries, it’s important to raise this kind of awareness. Unlike a broken arm or leg, it’s hard to spot when a person has suffered a brain injury. Unfortunately, brain injuries can be just as catastrophic as a visible injury.


This year’s campaign centers around the #morethanmybraininjury hashtag. While a brain injury can upend virtually every aspect of a person’s life, survivors want people to know that they’re more than just their TBIs. If you’re hoping to participate in the campaign, head over to the BIAA website to share your story.

You can help shine a spotlight on brain injuries by showing your support on social media, too. Sharing personal stories can help educate others while also providing valuable information and resources. Lending your voice to the cause is a great way to participate in Brain Injury Awareness Month.

The Importance of Early Detection

Campaigns like Brain Injury Awareness Month do more than just educate the public; they save lives. Because every person responds differently to head trauma, it’s often hard to differentiate between a mild blow and a more serious injury. The more people understand the potential impact of a brain injury, the more likely they are to seek medical attention for head trauma.

Consider the phrase “getting your bell rung.” For decades, it was used to describe the concussions that athletes sustained while competing. Getting your bell run often meant sitting out the next inning on the bench or icing your head, but victims were rarely given the medical attention they deserved.

Now we know better. Even the most minor of concussions can have long-term implications for a person’s health. While the majority of people who sustain a concussion will recover in a few days or weeks, some suffer the consequences of such an injury for the rest of their lives. The earlier the injury is detected, the sooner treatment can begin.

Are You the Victim of a Brain Injury?

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury through the fault of another person, legal help is available. Allow our team to advise you of your rights and legal options moving forward. Schedule your consultation now.