According to the Brain Injury Association of America, March has been designated
as National Brain Injury Awareness Month, to promote discussion of
traumatic brain injuries. Each year, around 2.4 million children and adults in the Unites States
suffer a traumatic brain injury, with two percent of the entire population
still suffering from remnant issues from an injury already experienced.
In addition to the staggering high number of TBI victims, 795,000 Americans
sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) every year from causes other than trauma.
Suffering from traumatic brain injury can affect a victim’s life
in a multitude of ways from a short-sustained catatonic state to a complete
loss of motor functions or paralysis. To this day, researchers do not
fully comprehend the process the brain undergoes after a head injury,
or just how long particular, latent effects can last. But the lost of
brain function that leads to inability to succinctly think, reason, or
remember moments of the past, undoubtedly provides great stress and strain
for victims all around the world. So this month, March, will forever be
labeled as National Brain Injury Awareness Month, and hopefully, in time,
with the right amount of effort put into understanding this treacherous
malady, we can diminish the stranglehold it has on our society.
Source: Brain Injury Association of America