HomeNewsSpecial ReportsBrain Injury Awareness Month 2018

During Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Defense Department demonstrates its commitment to increasing awareness of traumatic brain injury and to providing educational and healing resources to service members, veterans, family members and health care professionals.

A Head for the Future is recognizing BIAM 2018 on social media by highlighting stories of those who support wounded warriors with TBI.

The #TBIchampion social media campaign features profiles of military providers and healthcare staff, Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs leadership and others who help those that have experienced TBI.

Follow A Head for the Future on Facebook and on Twitter throughout the month of March to be inspired by the #TBIchampion profiles.

Videos

TBI Podcasts by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

“Clinical Updates in Brain Injury Science Today” tackles the controversial and breaking research that will help health care providers feel connected to the latest information on traumatic brain injury.

"The TBI Family" podcast is for caregivers of service members and veterans with brain injuries. Episodes feature TBI information, tips from experts and personal stories.

TBI Champion Profiles

Jasmin Blair

Jasmin Blair
 

When Marine Corps Capt. Wally Blair’s wife, Jasmin, sensed something was wrong with her husband, she insisted that he get care. Her persistence and his visit to the TBI clinic convinced Blair, now retired, to take time to learn more about TBI symptoms and recovery.

Bradley Lee

Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley Lee

During a firefight while deployed, a 7.62 mm round bounced off of Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley Lee’s helmet. He didn’t think anything of it until his wife, Jennifer, quickly noticed things weren’t quite right. Today he’s grateful that she spoke up when she noticed issues.

Elana Duffy

Elana Duffy
 

Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy started rock climbing when she was 14. A former sergeant first class, she climbs to relieve stress. But after her second tour of duty, Duffy had to quit climbing and wasn’t sure why -- until she learned she had symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.