Op-Ed | March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

This month, I am writing to raise awareness on the link between traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and survivors of domestic violence (DV), amplify the latest research between the connection, and discuss the legislation I have introduced in the City Council to help survivors get the services they need and deserve.

Traumatic brain injuries impact far more than just male athletes, like football players and boxers, whom we typically associate with injuries like concussions. There is an unseen group of people in our own city and neighborhoods who are experiencing undiagnosed TBIs at an alarmingly high rate – survivors of domestic violence.