March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!
A brain injury can happen…
- Did you know that 1.7 million people will sustain a brain injury each year?
- About 75% of TBI’s that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury.
- 52,000 people will die. 275,000 will be hospitalized. 1.365 million people will be treated and released from an emergency department.
An injury that happens in an instant can bring a lifetime of physical, cognitive and behavior challenges and early, equal and adequate access to care will greatly increase overall quality of life.
We encourage all of our readers to take action and spread the word about brain health.
Here are a few things you can do:
Get involved! You can see the full list of ways you can become involved here.
Speak out! Since many people with brain injuries rely on publicly funded services to fully participate in their communities, policy makers need to know you are concerned about continuing those services in the face of budget cuts. Here is a CDC website link with more tips on how you can give brain injury a VOICE and IMPORTANT INFORMATION all about brain injuries.
Contact your legislator today and let them know you expect them to enact public policy to assist people with brain injury.
Speak up! Talk to your employer or the businesses you frequent about their practices for recruiting and hiring people with brain injury. Many employers just don’t realize how much an employee with brain injury can contribute to the workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report for the end of 2010 showing the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is at 14.3 percent, compared with 8.9 percent for the general population. Spread the word! Learn about issues important to the brain injury community then tell the world what you found out. Post your positive thoughts about the brain injury movement on your Facebook page or Twitter account. Follow BIAA on Facebook and Twitter and express yourself. Or send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper explaining to your community why they should care about brain injuries.
Join us during March to help raise awareness! Find out more about brain injuries and what you can do at www.biausa.org today.
We, at Edge NeuroFitness are helping people with brain injuries as well. The brain has billions of neural pathways of communication and with EEG Biofeedback we allow the brain to see itself in action to help regulate and stabilize these functions just by watching a feedback screen. Here’s a video so you can actually see for yourself
|What Is Neurofeedback ? – EEG INFO Videos|
And if that’s not enough, click here for the latest research!
If you or a loved one has had a brain injury, even long ago, and would like more information on how we may be able to help you, please give me a call at 928-486-5414 to make an appointment to for a free consultation!
And don’t forget that we work with U.S. military veterans on a pro bono basis as our way of saying “thank you” for your service to our country! Find out more
Find out how we can help you feel better, think better, work, perform, or sleep better… TODAY!
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