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A false positive or a positive negative?
We recently asked a question to our social media communities. We were curious to find out how – if at all – people acknowledged the anniversary of their brain injury.
While we expected a range of responses, we were surprised by the positivity of messages we received. Many of those who responded to us did so by telling us how they go out for dinner, or even celebrate it as a new birthday – a day that marked a new beginning, or ‘a new me’.
Naturally, for many others the anniversary of their injury can be a difficult day that can cause unsettling feelings or negative emotions to resurface.
What is clear is that brain injury is an intensely personal journey and there is certainly no right or wrong way to acknowledge the anniversary of such a life-changing event.
Every brain injury is unique, as too is the way in which people are able to respond to the challenges it can bring – or the ‘new me’ it can create.
During Action for Brain Injury Week, which takes place from 8-14 May, we want to ensure the voices of people affected by brain injury are heard. Whatever your experience, whatever your outlook on life, your voice can help us to raise awareness of the impact of brain injury.
Your views, your frustrations, your successes – they can all start a conversation and get people thinking. And that’s what we need, isn’t it?
We need people talking and thinking brain injury. We need people to realise that it can happen to anyone at any time, and we need people to understand that it can change the very fabric of who we are.
Find out how you can make your voice heard at www.ANewMe.org.uk and let’s take action for brain injury this May!
The Communications Team
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