2.4 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year. Most people with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) recover quickly and fully, but for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. And in severe cases, a TBI can lead to coma and even death. Brain Injury Awareness Month’s goal is to increase education and national funding for research and prevention.

The North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Center brings together UT Southwestern, Parkland Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center to provide outstanding clinical care and cutting-edge research in the field of traumatic brain injury. Click here for more information.

TryMunity is a nonprofit organization increasing awareness and providing support to individuals and families suffering from TBI through an online social community for survivors and supporters of shared stories, ideas, suggestions and words of encouragement. Click here for more information.

“Headstrong: Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury Without Losing My Mind” reveals author Donna Valentino’s practical and positive outlook on life following her traumatic brain injury, which she hopes will be an inspiration to others. Click here for more information.

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