March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

(Eglin Air Force Base) – Brain Injury Awareness Month is important to the Eglin community because this area has a high population of active-duty service members and veterans, who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, according to Dr. Micah Price, head of the Intrepid Spirit Center’s behavioral medicine department here.

Both populations are historically at higher risk for brain injury due to the nature of their jobs, training exercises and deployments.

Brain Injury Awareness Month provides active-duty service members, veterans, their families, providers and others, the opportunity to learn about signs, symptoms and treatment options for TBIs. The month also crates the chance for eligible patrons to get acquainted with the ISC’s services, Price said. CONTINUE