March is a significant time for the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE, as it is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Here in Nebraska, an average of 14,000 people are hospitalized due to a traumatic brain injury each year. Some go on to recover and live mostly normal lives while others deal with lingering symptoms and effects. This month, the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska hopes to build awareness through an exciting learning opportunity in which people can learn about resources and relevant topics in the field of brain injury.

On March 23 and 24, the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska is hosting its annual Brain Injury Conference at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with peers, professional and otherwise, while learning about and exploring topics such as recreational therapy options, suicide prevention, resiliency, concussion treatment, and more.

Interested individuals can learn more about the conference and register to attend at

The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska was founded in 2009 to create better futures for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and support. Serving the brain injury population means securing and developing community-based services, providing support groups and access to pertinent information and medical resources, and service referrals. For more information on the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, contact Peggy Reisher, MSW, executive director, at or (402) 890-0606.