Many people think of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a combat risk. However, most service members experience TBIs in non-deployed settings. That’s why the A Head for the Future “Power to Prevent” public service announcement video focuses on how to stay safe in everyday situations.
The video, shot from the perspective of a service member, features a variety of everyday activities: cycling, playing sports, riding a motorcycle and just hanging out with friends. Each of these activities can result in a bump or jolt to the head — and potential TBI.
The most common causes of non-combat-related brain injuries are falls, motor vehicle collisions, sports-related incidents and training accidents. Fortunately, you can reduce the risk of brain injury by making your safety a priority. The “Power to Prevent” video shows you how.
Learn important safety tips such as:
- Make sure helmets fit snugly and wear other appropriate protective gear when necessary.
- Follow the rules of the road when cycling or operating a motor vehicle.
- Wear shoes with good traction when playing sports like basketball or doing CrossFit.
- Clear sports and fitness areas of obstacles like water bottles or backpacks.
Watch the “Power to Prevent” video to see how you can easily reduce the risk of TBI and share it with others.
To learn more about TBI, and watch more videos of service members who experienced TBI and got help for their recovery, visit the A Head for the Future Stories web page.