March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 2.4 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from non-traumatic causes. TBIs can affect the functionality of the brain—affecting thinking, reasoning, and memory. Whether the victim is an adult, a child, or an infant, TBIs can have a major impact on individuals and their families.

Did You Know

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

Typical causes of ABI include:

  • Electric Shock
  • Infectious Disease
  • Lightning Strike
  • Near Drowning
  • Oxygen Deprivation (Hypoxia/Anoxia)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Substance Abuse
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Trauma
  • Tumor

Every 13 seconds, someone in the U.S. sustains a TBI.

One of every 60 people in the U.S. lives with a TBI related disability.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a subset of ABI and is caused by trauma to the brain from an external force.

When someone sustains a brain injury, many people are affected: survivors and their parents, spouses, siblings, extended families, and friends

To raise awareness of traumatic brain injury, the Brain Injury Association of America recognizes National Brain Injury Awareness Month every March. For more information or resources please visit:

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