Brain Injury Association of America Kicks off Brain Injury Awareness Month 2016

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The Brain Injury Association of America is marking the beginning of Brain Injury Awareness Month, which starts today. Each year BIAA leads the brain injury community in raising awareness about brain injuries by designating the month of March as a time to recognize and support the millions of Americans who live with brain injuries.

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People living with brain injuries want to be defined by who they are as people, not by the challenges presented by their injuries.

The Brain Injury Association of America is marking the beginning of Brain Injury Awareness Month, which starts today. Each year BIAA leads the brain injury community in raising awareness about brain injuries by designating the month of March as a time to recognize and support the millions of Americans who live with brain injuries.

More than 2.5 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year, and 1 million more experience strokes and other acquired brain injuries. At least 5.3 million Americans live with TBI-related disabilities at a cost of more than $76 billion each year.

People living with brain injuries want the same things we all want: a good job, someone to love, a nice home, and fun in their lives. They want to be defined by who they are as people, not by the challenges presented by their injuries.

They are not alone.

For more than 35 years, the Brain Injury Association of America has provided help, hope, and healing for millions of people after they experience the life changing and sometimes devastating effects of brain injury. Callers to our National Brain Injury Information Center (1-800-444-6443) talk with compassionate, knowledgeable specialists who assist in locating rehabilitative, legal, financial, and other support services critical to maximizing recovery.

Help raise awareness about brain injury by using the awareness month hashtag #NotAloneinBrainInjury on social media. For more information and to download advocacy and informational materials to help raise awareness about brain injuries, visit the BIAA website at http://www.biausa.org.

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The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education, and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope, and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.

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