Robyn Mincher, DVBIC Public Affairs on March 1, 2016
Here’s a new way to support our military community and promote safety during Brain Injury Awareness Month in March: Snap a selfie!
A Head for the Future, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) traumatic brain injury (TBI) awareness initiative, launched the #ThinkAhead hashtag card campaign across its Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on the DVBIC page on Facebook. We urge military communities to spread the word: be safe, know the signs and get help if you think you sustained a TBI.
Here’s how it works:
- Download and print the hashtag card from the DVBIC Brain Injury Awareness Month website.
- Follow the instructions on the card: Write a brief message on the card about your support for TBI awareness or your experience with brain injury.
- Take a photo holding your sign. Be creative! If you’re an avid biker, take a selfie wearing your helmet. Play pickup? Share how you’re safe during the game. Camera shy? Feel free to skip the selfie and take a picture of your card.
- Choose how to share your photograph: Either post it on your own social media pages using #ThinkAhead to raise awareness of TBI in the military, or share it with the A Head for the Future team so we can post it on our social media sites. Email your snapshot.
- Get others to participate! We welcome pictures of service members, veterans, spouses, providers, military kids (with permission from their parents or guardians) and even superstar service dogs and therapy horses. We are excited to see what you’ll share.
Be a part of #BIAmonth in March to help members of our military community be safe, know the signs and get help if they suspect they have a TBI. And visit the A Head for the Future website to find TBI resources and watch videos of TBI survivors who got help to relieve their symptoms and resume their lives.