MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH: 5.3 Million Americans Are Living with Brain Injury Massachusetts neuropsychologist and brain injury survivor offers message of hope and help to millions of Americans impacted by brain injury. NORTH ANDOVER, MA (March 7, 2019) – Every March, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in recognizing Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge and support the millions of Americans impacted by brain injury.
Every nine seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury. There are many causes brain injury including falls, sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, domestic violence, stroke, infectious disease, electric shock, and substance abuse/overdose. Over 5 million Americans live with brain injury-related disabilities at a cost exceeding $82 billion annually.
“I fully appreciate the important work BIAA does to further brain injury research, awareness, and treatment methods,” said Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler (Dr. Diane®), a greater Boston area neuropsychologist, board certified health psychologist, and board certified sports psychologist. “When I sustained a brain injury almost three decades ago, there was very little knowledge out there.”
BIAA’s current campaign, Change Your Mind, strives to educate the general public about brain injury and the needs of survivors and their families. The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury and empower those who have survived. In addition, it brings awareness to the types of support and tools that are available to advocate for access to care after brain injury.
“After my brain injury in 1990 and subsequent brain surgery, I was not offered any type of rehabilitation,” explained Dr. Diane®. “In fact, doctors told me I would not walk or talk again, but I found a way.”
Dr. Diane® did regain her life and attributes this to the many alternative, complementary, and conventional treatment methods discussed in her latest book, Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide to Living with the Challenges Associated with Post Concussion Syndrome and Brain Trauma. In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Dr. Diane® will donate a portion of the proceeds from March sales of Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to the BIAA to support their mission to advance brain injury awareness, research, treatment, and education.
The book, Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury can be purchased at:
You can read Dr. Diane®’s complete story at: dr-dianes-story.
More information on Brain Injury Awareness Month, including how you can get involved, is available at: www.biausa.org/.
About Dr. Diane® and the Brain Injury Association of America
Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D., is a world-known neuropsychologist, board certified health psychologist, and board certified sports psychologist specializing in brain rehabilitation and brain fitness. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Diane is an author, consultant, sought-after international speaker and expert witness providing expert testimony, forensic consulting and cost of care analysis. Dr. Diane is also a brain injury survivor.
Dr. Diane® has appeared in the American Psychological Association (APA) Monitor, The Boston Globe, and WebMD, and has a blog on PsychologyToday.com. She was also a guest on Tech Talk with Craig Peterson, offering expertise on the topics of Brain Rehabilitation and Brain Fitness.
The Brain Injury Association of America is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. We are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury.
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