Each year, the Brain Injury Association of America recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. The goal of the 2020 “Change Your Mind’ campaign is to:
De-stigmatize brain injury through outreach within the brain injury community
Empower those who have survived brain injury and their caregivers
Promote the many types of support that are available to people living with brain injury
Oftentimes, members of the public are at a loss about what they can do to help. Below are five small ways that you can do your part in honoring Brain Injury Awareness month.
1. Learn About Traumatic Brain Injury
Many lives are impacted every day because of traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are many online resources, such as the Brain Injury Association website, that you can reference to learn more about TBI. Simply learning about these injuries can help you spread awareness to others.
2. Post Your Support on Social Media
If you have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media accounts, you have the ability to spread awareness to all your friends and followers. Let people know online that you support those with TBI and their families. You can also follow the Brain Injury Association of America and other TBI nonprofit organizations to share valuable and informative content.
3. Fundraise or Donate
Find a non-profit or a health organization that works on brain injury research and recovery services. Be sure to thoroughly check any organization by using Charity Navigator to make sure it is legitimate. If you are not able to donate yourself, consider holding a fundraiser dedicated to raising these funds.
4. Learn About Someone Else’s Experience
There is a good chance you know someone who has been affected in any way by TBI, whether it is a TBI survivor, their family member, or caregiver. Ask how you can help them and what they would want others to know about these injuries.
5. Tell Your Story
If you or someone you love has been affected by TBI, one of the most powerful things you can do is share your story. By sharing your own experience, you are letting other TBI survivors and their families know they are not alone on this journey while passing on advice and support!
We understand the difficulties those with TBI may face. At McNabola & Associates, our brain injury attorneys are committed to helping these individuals obtain fair compensation if their injuries were caused because of someone else’s negligence.
We’re ready to hear your story and help you heal. Contact our firm at (312) 888-8700 to schedule your free and confidential case review.