04 Jun Shining a Light on Brain Injury
Brain injury happens in an instant. It does not discriminate, nor does it only impact one person. Brain injury changes the lives of people of all ages, genders and ethnicities, leaving little time to adapt. This disability lasts a lifetime and often leaves many with feelings of grief, loneliness, anxiety, depression, and an inability to cope. The Ontario Brain Injury Association is committed to serving all Ontarians, driving change and increasing accessibility by reducing barriers for vulnerable and marginalized people across the province.
For decades, OBIA has been devoted to raising awareness about brain injury and making the invisible visible. This year, a partnership was developed among brain injury associations across Canada to develop a national campaign with the theme – Shine a Light on Brain Injury.
Throughout June, in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month, OBIA will be releasing a multi-media podcast series titled Sharing Experiences with Concussion/TBI. This series was developed in collaboration with Headsup Concussion Advocacy Network and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. The series has seven episodes led by leading experts in the field and consist of a group of individuals who have sustained brain injuries discussing their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
For more information visit: http://obia.ca/