National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
March 1 – March 31 CST
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month is observed during March. National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) raise awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI). Improved prevention, recognition, and response can help address this important public health problem. Prevent traumatic brain injury by understanding the risks, signs, and symptoms.
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month educates the public that the most common form of head injury is called mild traumatic brain injury, or “concussion.” Concussions do not happen just from sports, and they do not just happen to young adults. Concussions frequently happen to the aging population from falls and are overlooked. They are also common after car accidents or any other trauma to the skull. It is equally important to realize injury does not necessarily correlate with how hard the blow to the head is, and in 90% of cases, does not result in a loss of consciousness.