March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Approximately 275,000 people this year will be admitted to hospitals for treatment of brain injuries and another 1.365 million will be seen and released from emergency departments for injuries to the head. There are 3.1 million persons living in the United States who are dealing with the challenges of living with traumatic brain injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the direct medical costs and indirect costs of traumatic brain injuries is estimated to be $76.3 billion each year.
Please take a few moments to consider and reflect on those suffering from these debilitating injuries. Maybe you know someone who does suffer.
One of the most frustrating things a TBI- afflicted person goes through is the lack of understanding and empathy from the public. You can help change that.