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Brain Injury Awareness Week 2019

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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 or  holding a fundraising event

 

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