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Brain Injury Awareness Month


In Canada, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year national, provincial, and local associations run campaigns to increase awareness about the prevalence of brain injury; the obstacles that exist for those with brain injury; and the need for more services and support at all stages of recovery.



2021: Shining a Light on Brain Injury

The 2021 joint Brain Injury Awareness Month campaign is focused on raising awareness of brain injury in Canada - in other words, shining a light on this often invisible disability. Brain injury associations across Canada came together to share in this universal message about a condition that affects every individual in a unique, complex way.

What It Means to Recover

Join Ovey Yeung, a traumatic brain injury survivor, and Jonathan Morris, CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division, as they discuss what it means to recover from traumatic brain injury in an open, honest talk. Mental health may not be the first thing that comes to mind when discussing brain injury, but it is often a large part of a survivor's experience. The pandemic has put mental health in the spotlight, which makes continuing the conversation about mental health, its relation to brain injury, and recovery even more important. Tune in to Ovey and Jonathan’s live discussion on June 24 at 12 pm EST (9 am PST) for a dynamic and relevant webinar.

VISIT THIS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Join the campaign by following along on social media. Use the hashtags #BrainInjuryAwarenessMonth, #BrainInjuryAcrossCanada, and #SpotlightonBrainInjury when sharing your own experiences or posts.


References


Brain Injury Canada 2021 Brain Injury Awareness Month, accessed June 2021, <https://braininjurycanada.ca/en/brain-injury-awareness-month>


Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division, accessed June 2021 <https://cmha.bc.ca/>


Brain Injury Canada 2021 What It Means to Recover, accessed June 2021, <https://braininjurycanada.ca/en/what-it-means-recover>


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