March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Anytime, Anywhere – Brain Injuries Do Not Discriminate. Did you know that 2.4 million people sustain brain injuries in the U.S. each year? An injury that happens in an instant can bring a lifetime of physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges. Early access to good care will greatly increase overall quality of life.
“Brain Injury Awareness Month honors the millions of people with brain injury, who with proper acute care, therapeutic rehabilitation and adequate long-term supports, are living with the successes and challenges that each day brings,” said Susan H. Connors, president/CEO of the Brain Injury Association of America. “Our goals are to continue to sustain and bolster brain injury programs, increase access to care and preserve vital brain injury research.”
Here are some startling brain injury facts: