SILVER SPRING, Md., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A Head for the Future, a Defense Department brain injury awareness initiative,will highlight videos of service members and veterans who sought help to recover from traumatic brain injury throughout March. The Military Health System will feature these videos, and more, all month long on Facebook and Twitter through a social
"Sharing inspiring stories throughout Brain Injury Awareness Month spreads knowledge of TBI in the military community," said Navy Capt. Scott Pyne, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) division chief. "Many individuals may not be aware of brain injury risk factors, or what to do if they have a TBI. We want our military community to better understand TBI, know the signs and symptoms to look out for in themselves, colleagues or family members, and encourage them to seek the advice of a medical provider if they have any concerns."
The video series features a variety of service members' and veterans' personal TBI experiences, including the following stories:
According to Pyne, A Head for the Future (managed by DVBIC) also provides several educational resources, such as fact sheets with safety tips, and information for caregivers and providers of service members and veterans with TBI.
"Throughout Brain Injury Awareness Month and beyond, use these resources to spread the word about TBI prevention, recognition, and recovery," said Pyne.
To learn more about TBI and A Head for the Future, and to find additional videos and educational resources on preventing brain injury, visit dvbic.dcoe.mil/aheadforthefuture, and follow A Head for the Future on Twitter and Facebook.
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The Military Health System and the Defense Health Agency administer the worldwide health care plan for more than 9.4 million eligible beneficiaries of the uniformed services, retirees and their families.
DVBIC, the Defense Health Agency traumatic brain injury center of excellence, is a division of the DHA Research and Development Directorate.
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