BIAA Celebrates Brain Injury Awareness Month
March 1, 2023
Fairfax, Va. – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is celebrating Brain Injury Awareness Month this March by putting a spotlight on the experiences of brain injury survivors. For the third year, BIAA will continue its More Than My Brain Injury campaign, which centers the stories of brain injury survivors to increase understanding, reduce stigma, improve care and showcase the diversity in this community.
“BIAA is proud to continue to lead the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month,” said Rick Willis, BIAA’s president and CEO. “Too often brain injury survivors are defined by an injury, and our goal with this campaign is to change that perception. An individual with a brain injury is more than a brain injury. They are a unique person with their own unique experiences.”
The campaign provides a platform for educating the public about the incidence of brain injury. As part of More Than My Brain Injury campaign, survivors, caretakers, professionals, family members and advocates are invited to participate on a personal level through storytelling, social media posts, custom apparel, media outreach, and legislative advocacy.
BIAA is leading a number of events and activities throughout the month. A calendar of events as well as information on how to get involved, including educational material and downloadable collateral is available on our Brain Injury Awareness Month page.
To begin Brain Injury Awareness Month, BIAA will host a Facebook Live event with Greg Ayotte, BIAA’s Director of Consumer Services and members of our brain injury survivors’ council. You can join or view a recording of the event here: Brain Injury Awareness Month Kickoff Event.
Many people with disabilities have their lives defined for them. The More Than My Brain Injury campaign gives individuals a chance to overcome those definitions, allowing them to tell their own stories and change the narrative of their lives.
BIAA works year-round to educate the public about brain injury and support survivors and their families. For more than three decades, BIAA has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month every March.
Individuals in need of resources and support after brain injury should contact BIAA’s National Brain Injury Information Center at 1-800-444-6443.