Concussion Awareness

Know the signs! Get the facts!

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is temporary unconsciousness after a violent shock, fall, or injury to the head. A concussion alters the way your brain functions.

Symptoms

The effects of a concussion are usually temporary. Most of the time you will not have any long term effects after a concussion.

  • Memory
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Headaches
  • Problems with concentration

Every concussion injures your brain to some extent!

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Facts!

  • Girls seem to be more susceptible to a concussion than boys
  • Girls may take longer to recover
  • 40% of teens admit to lying about their symptoms
  • A concussion does not always result in unconsciousness

Concussions are common in contact sports. Be safe and know the right way to play your sport.

This injury needs time and rest to heal properly. Do not keep playing to injure your head even more!