March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic Brain Injuries (an injury also known as a “TBI”) can occur in many ways – through sports, a car accident, a simple fall, or from an assault. In the military, one statistic from the Department of Defense estimated that close to 500,000 service members have suffered some degree of TBIs between 2000 and 2023.

According to a report from UC Davis Health: “A brain injury can happen to anyone, but most brain injuries occur in people ages 15-19. Children under 5 and adults over 75 are also at higher risk due to falls. Men are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized and three times more likely to die from a brain injury than women. Among children under 14, brain injury leads to an estimated 2,685 deaths, 37,000 hospitalizations, and 435,000 emergency department visits annually in the U.S. One of every 60 people in the U.S. lives with a brain injury-related disability.”

According to the CDC, certain populations are more likely to be impacted by TBIs, including: racial and ethnic minorities; service members and veterans; unhoused people; incarcerated individuals; survivors of intimate partner violence; and people living in rural areas.

To learn more how to keep children and teens safe from brain injuries, visit the “Heads Up” resources page from the CDC here.

To learn more about how Bailey Glasser helps people with TBI, please visit here.

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