Brain Injury Association of Mississippi
"Improving the quality of life for survivors of brain and spinal cord injury and their families and
supporting programs designed to prevent such injuries."

IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!
"ART-RESTART"
The BIA of MS has begun a new project called "Art
Restart."  It is for all brain and/or spinal cord injury
survivors at no cost whatsoever. Come and enjoy
time with our staff and other survivors, caregivers
and professionals.  Please contact us if interested.
 
    Sports Concussions
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI,
caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change
the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also
occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move
rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell
rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head
can be serious.

           Sport Concussion Powerpoint
     by Executive Director, Lee Jenkins
Traumatic Brain
Injury (TBI) is
often called the
signature wound of
the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars...  
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CONNECTION
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Protect Your Head With A Helmet

ordinance.  If you are interested in your city doing this,
please let us know.  A few of the cities we have worked
with include: City of Ridgeland, City of Jackson, City of
Starkville and many more.  We look forward to working
with your city in the near future.
Five Good Reasons
to Wear a Helmet

Here's how to get your
children to wear a helmet
and prevent injuries...
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We would like to thank all of
our 2013 sponsors:
Anger Issues after TBI
BIA of America presents a webinar regarding ANGER and TBI.
Why is anger such a common problem after brain injury? What
can be done to help manage anger and irritability? In this
Caregiver Education Series webinar, Tessa Hart, Ph.D., and
Monica Vaccaro, M.S. describe the impact of brain injury on
anger and irritability; discuss approaches to anger management
that focus on changing the person, compared to those that focus
on changing the environment; and discuss a new approach to
anger self-management for people with brain injury that is
currently being tested. To register, click on the title above.
Concussions: What
does Brett Favre
think?

Legendary quarterback and future
NFL Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre
spoke to TODAY's Matt Lauer about
football, concussions and his future.
Operation PROP is hosting a flying event on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at Stennis International Airport, 7250 Stennis
Airport Drive, Kiln, MS  39556.   This event is for anyone with a disability.
Click here to get all the details.