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