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Thursday, July 28, 2005
TBI in entertainment
Team Sisson met with Constance Miller
Of Head injury Hotline (Seattle WA) a nonprofit
organization founded and operated by head
injury activists since 1985.
Their website is an outstanding source of
Among TBI topics discussed, TBI in the
Entertainment industry came up as one of the
largest hinderances to public awarness of the
aftermath of brain injury. Many films, TV shows
and cartoons portray an unrealistic picture of
recovery and coping with TBI. For example,
many times the fix for a bump on the head is
another bump on the head – and the character
resumes prior functioning. Some sufferers of TBI’s
are knocked unconscious and wake up to normal
Functioning – or can function with new powers.
These ubiquitous fallacies hinder the public's
understanding of brain trauma and place TBI injury
in the realm of comedy and fantasy, rather than
documenting a serious debilitating epidemic.
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