March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

Check out these few facts that can help make us all more aware of just how prevalent brain injury is in the U.S.

Here are a few statistics I find very interesting regarding brain injury:

1) A TBI is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.

2) Falls are the leading causes of TBI in America.

3) Men are twice as likely to sustain a TBI than women.

4) 90 % percent of concussions do not involve loss of consciousness.

5) Each year, about 2.8 million people are treated for TBI in a United States ER.

6) A concussion is a mild brain injury. The consequences of multiple concussions can be far more dangerous than those of a first time TBI.

7) The area most often injured are the frontal lobes that control thinking and emotional regulation.

8) A blow to one part of the brain can cause damage throughout the whole brain.

9) Blasts are the most common cause of TBIs for veterans fighting in war zones.

Resources: brainline.org, traumaticbraininjury.net

The above statement is an excellent summary of how a brain injury effects the body long term. It also sums up the personal battles I face with TBI daily.

I sketched this picture of the parts of the brain. X marks the spot of my compression in between the frontal and temporal lobes on the left side.

Thanks so much for taking a moment to read this. God bless you and much love.

Viv πŸ’š

Author: Viv

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

32 thoughts on “March: Brain Injury Awareness Month”

    1. I cherish your prayers my dear friend. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š I am so thankful I have our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to lean on daily. I can’t even imagine where I’d be if not for His grace. Much love. Hugs!πŸ€—β€πŸ™πŸ™

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    1. Oh Tina! Thanks SO much for reading and commenting! There is not very much research out there for TBI…..yet. Your prayers mean so much to me and I’m continuing to pray for you every day!πŸ’•πŸ’•β€πŸ€—

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  1. What a great post to raise awareness of brain injury with useful facts and I liek the drawing of the brain explaining it. I know that it’s autoimmune awareness month and also MS awareness month but I didn’t know it was also brain injury awareness month so you’ve educated me on that. Love the picture with the green ribbon in the shape of the butterfly with the faith, hope, love courage.

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    1. Hi Nicole! πŸ€— I’m so glad to hear from you! Yes, TBI awareness is in March but we know how hard it is daily. I didn’t know it was MS or autoimmune awareness so thanks for telling me. πŸ‘ MS and TBI are so closely related in how the symptoms mimick each other and so I feel for those who are effected by it because I live it too. I miss you Nicole and continue to keep you in my prayers. β€πŸ€—

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      1. Oh yes! I will!! I am glad you are seeing some improvements but will definitely continue to pray for you as you recover. Big hugs sweet Aussie friend. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

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