Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
What is TBI?
A Traumatic Brain Injury is a brain malfunction caused when someone receives a sudden hard blow to the outside of the head.
Identifying the issue: Thousands of people have been diagnosed with TBI and died from it.
Describe the issue in detail: A Traumatic Brain Injury is a brain malfunction caused when someone receives a sudden hard blow to the outside of the head.
What effect the issue has on military personnel: TBI has a negative effect on military personnel. This damages the brain and other things of that sort as well as changing their ability to work, think, walk, or talk.
How the American public view the issue: Anyone is at risk of TBI. From athletics, to a car accident, or even a playground but it’s most commonly known in the military.
How the military views the issue: The military helps take action in preventing soldiers from TBI but there's only so much they can do.
What programs/resources are in place to help combat the program: Restore Warriors is a website that shows soldiers about invisible or unseen wounds and scars of war such as Traumatic Brain Injuries. It has videos of other soldiers sharing their experiences, strategies, exercises, as well as valuable insight into readjustment challenges.