By Bernadette Coleman, Special Contributor
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! This means that it’s time to take a moment out of your day to consider the fact that nearly 1.7 million people in America suffer brain injuries each year. These people could be your friends, your family, and your neighbors, and just like you, they never thought that they would find themselves encountering a brain injury. The truth is, however, that a traumatic brain injury can occur at any time to anyone anywhere, and the consequences of such an injury are often life-changing. People who have suffered from brain injuries often have to relearn how to live, and their loved ones often have to make adjustments in their lives as well.
At the Texas Brain Injury Alliance, we encourage you to recognize Brain Injury Awareness Month by taking some time to learn more about brain injuries and how they have affected the lives of those in your community. You can do this by browsing the information we’ve provided on our site, or by volunteering with us. Our goal is to raise awareness about all types of brain injuries while offering support and resources to those who have been affected. We welcome anyone who has a desire to help others, and we are always looking for more caring individuals to become involved with our organization.
If you’re unable to become actively involved in raising awareness about brain injuries, you can also make a donation to support our programs and our commitment to promoting brain injury research. We also ask that you consider sharing Brain Injury Awareness Month with your friends and family through Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks. With your support, we can spread the message of hope to those who have been affected by brain injuries while preventing further injuries through education and information.
To learn more, please contact the Texas Brain Injury Alliance today. Whether you’ve suffered a brain injury or you’re a caregiver, we have supportive resources and stories of hope that can enrich your life and help you to raise awareness about brain injuries.