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DVBIC Encourages Greater Awareness of Brain Injury During March

Think Ahead: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month this March, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) will host a variety of events to promote greater awareness of how to prevent, recognize and treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) at 18 network sites. Additionally, DVBIC will support special events including Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill.

“Our theme this year is ‘Think ahead: Be safe. Know the signs. Get help,’” said Army Col. Geoffrey Grammer, DVBIC national director. “We want people to know how to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms in case they sustain a concussion, and what to do if they experienced one.”

For social media fans, a hashtag card campaign will encourage social involvement to help get the #ThinkAhead message to friends, family and followers.

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle and former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva will serve as volunteer chair of DVBIC efforts to help spread the word about brain injury awareness.

“As both a veteran and football player, I’ve seen my share of concussions,” said Villanueva. “When DVBIC asked me to take part in spreading the word about Brain Injury Awareness Month, I had to take the opportunity to help more people prevent concussions when they can and to remind them to get help when they need it.”

To learn more about TBI and the military, visit the DVBIC website.

Comments (2)

  • Well what are we who have brain injuries to do next? For now I can not function much at all because of my ir retractable seizures has taken away what I can do! Even this is too much at times! And there is no help or much hope left!

    • James, we are sorry to hear about your struggles. We recommend talking to your health care provider. Healing from a brain injuyry can be a challenging road, but there is support available. If you need additional resources, please call the DCoE Outreach Center at 866-966-1020.

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