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What is TBI?


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What is TBI?


Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI  is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States.  Often referred to as the silent epidemic, TBI is a blanket term for any acute injury that causes trauma or damage to the brain. The symptoms of TBI vary wildly as no two brain injuries are ever the same.  Brain injuries effect every aspect of a person's life including personality.  Recovery is intense and varied because brain mechanisms are not fully understood.

Causes of Death and Disability

Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council's Approved Report to the Governor, 2014 http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/reports/2014/TBIAC-report-2014.pdf

TBI is the nation's leading cause of death and disability in persons under 45 years old and is more common than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury combined.

Despite it's reach, TBI awareness is relatively low in the United States. This is reflected not only in the government policy, but also how insurance companies approach TBI treatment.  

We are partnering with TBI organizations such as the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council of Texas and the Brain Injury Association of America to spread TBI awareness with this film.