Three decades ago, Brain Injury Awareness Month was established to educate the public about brain injuries and the needs of those with brain injury, including mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A mild TBI is caused by a bump, blow, jolt or penetration to the head that can lead to short or long-term changes affecting thinking, language, sensation or emotion.
Over 750,000 men and women who served in the Global War on Terror have some form of TBI. Often, those with a TBI go undiagnosed and untreated due to lack of education about the topic. Our goal at RLF is to bring awareness around the issue and advocate for the proper diagnosis and treatment of those suffering in silence.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to read our latest article about what TBI awareness and Lt. Col. Frank Slade have in common, check it out on TheHill.com by searching “traumatic brain injury”.
WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:
-Wear a TEAL or green ribbon on your lapel
-Use the hashtags #ChangeYourMind #TBI
-Donate or volunteer at a TBI non-profit
-Encourage a loved one to get tested if they are experiencing signs or symptoms