Brain Injury Awareness Month

Join the #MoreThanMyBrainInjury Campaign this March The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month in March each year. The theme for the 2021 to 2023 campaign is More Than My Brain Injury.

Every 9 seconds…

someone in the United States sustains a brain injury.

more than 3.6 million

people sustain an ABI each year.

At least 2.8 Million

people sustain a TBI each year.

Typical Causes of ABI Include:

Electrick Shock

Infectioius Disease

Lightning Strike

Oxygen Deprivation

Toxic Exposure

Vehicle Accidents

Seizure Disorder

Trauma

Substance Abuse / Overdose

Stroke

An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

is any injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

is a type of ABI. A TBI is caused by trauma to the brain from an external force.

The number of people who sustain TBIs and do not seek treatment is Unknown

At least 5.3 million Americans live with a TBI-related disability. That’s one in every 60 people.

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