Brain Injury Awareness Week 2019
Brain Injury Awareness Week
2019 occurs from Monday to Sunday, August 19 to 25, and is a
great opportunity to raise awareness about the causes, symptoms and
impacts of brain injury.
According to the Australian Bureau of
Statistics, over 700,000 Australians have a brain injury. Three in
every four of these people are aged 65 or under and as many as two
out of every three people acquired their brain injury before the
age of 25.
Synapse Brain Injury Awareness Week
theme is PTSD and its effects post
injury. As quoted in Synapse
PTSD fact sheet, one study found that 11.3% of patients met the
criteria for PTSD during the first six months of recovery after
mild to severe Traumatic Brain Injury. PTSD can have profound
affects on recovery and well-being post injury.
Synapse will commemorate Brain Injury
Awareness Week by providing information and holding events across
Australia. We will provide further information about these
activities and about PTSD and its impacts on people with a brain
injury, so watch this page as we update it.
During Brain Injury Awareness Week you
can help raise awareness, whether it's by sharing information
online, talking to friends about brain injury, donating to Synapse
holding a fundraising event.