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The #MoreThanMyBrainInjury Campaign

More than my brain injuryMany people with disabilities have their lives defined for them. The #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign gives individuals a chance to overcome those definitions, allowing them to tell their own stories and change the narrative of their lives.

This Brain Injury Awareness Month, join the #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign in a way that feels uniquely you.

Why #MoreThanMyBrainInjury?

There are more than 5.3 million individuals in the United States who are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability. That’s one in every 60 people. If you or someone you love is living with brain injury, you know that it is a misunderstood, misdiagnosed, underfunded neurological disease, and everyone’s experience is different.

The #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign aims to:

  • Increase understanding of brain injury as a chronic condition
  • Reduce the stigma associated with having a brain injury
  • Showcase the diversity of injury and the demographics of the community
  • Improve care and support for individuals with brain injury and their families

Brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S.

At least 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year.

47.9%

are from falls

17.1%

are from being struck by or against something

13.2%

are from motor vehicle accidents

8.3%

are from assaults

13.2%

are from other or unknown causes

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An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. Essentially, this type of brain injury is one that has occurred after birth. There are two types of acquired brain injury: traumatic and non-traumatic.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force or trauma. Traumatic impact injuries can be defined as closed (or non-penetrating) or open (penetrating).

Often – and somewhat confusingly – referred to as an acquired brain injury, a non-traumatic brain injury causes damage to the brain by internal factors, such as a lack of oxygen, exposure to toxins, pressure from a tumor, etc. To learn more about brain injury, click here.

How well do you know the statistics? Test your TBI IQ to see how much you know about brain injury and the latest research. Take our quiz below or click here to open it in a new window.

​March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

BIAA leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month each year. Join us in raising awareness and help us share our message.

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