Losing Their Minds by Justin Gan and Nataly Dionicio-Chavez

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a serious hit to the head that can hurt your brain and alter the way your brain functions.

Causes of a concussion

Helmet to helmet tackles in football. getting checked against the boards in hockey.skate boarding or biking wipe out. collision between skier or snowboarders.

Signs and Symptoms

you feel dizzy after bumping your head.

Things look blurry.

you throw up or feel like throwing up.

you feel confused sleep grouchy, sad or emotional for no reason.

Long-Term Effects

people with mild had injury most no residual effects.

people with moderate head injuries do less well.

people with moderate head injuries 25-305 have good long term out comes 17% have moderate to severe.

What Is A Concussion?
Your brain with a concussion


Rest is very important after a concussion because it helps the brain to heal.

return to your normal gradually not all at once.

making sure child avoid the bad result.

second blow jolt to the head such as riding a bike.

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returning to school

Often students return to school behavioral needs following concussion.
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returning to sports

once the doctor tells you its okay to start playing sports again ease back into things.
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safety & prevention

Helmets are way to help protect you head from

injuries, cuts, and skull fractures.

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data & statistics

  • 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually
  • rising numbers among middle school athletes.
  • 47 % of reported sports concussions occur during high school football.
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