Vivian from Godswhispereroftruth has just informed me that March is also Brain Injury Awareness Month so I thought I’d share her post with you. It’s super informative and an easy read and I love the visuals so I hope you enjoy reading it too. March seems to be an awareness month for everything.
Check out these few facts that can help make us all more aware of just how prevalent brain injury is in the U.S.
Here are a few statistics I find very interesting regarding brain injury:
1) A TBI is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.
2) Falls are the leading causes of TBI in America.
3) Men are twice as likely to sustain a TBI than women.
4) 90 % percent of concussions do not involve loss of consciousness.
5) Each year, about 2.8 million people are treated for TBI in a United States ER.
6) A concussion is a mild brain injury. The consequences of multiple concussions can be far more dangerous than those of a first time TBI.
7) The area most often injured are the frontal lobes that control thinking and emotional regulation.
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