The Best Resources for Traumatic Brain Injury Support and Prevention

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Mountain Biker Cameron Zink crashes in Green River, Utah     Photo: Scott Markewitz Photography

As awareness about sports-­related traumatic brain injuries grows, so do the number of ­advocacy groups devoted to the topic. Here’s where to turn for more information.

Love Your Brain ­
Cofounded by Crash Reel director Lucy Walker, this campaign aims to raise awareness about sports-related head injuries with helmet pledges (in which you sign a promise to wear one) and discounts for ­helmet wearers at participating resorts.

Helmets.org
A branch of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, this site collects all the information about bike helmets you could possibly want, including proper ­sizing, the latest safety ­studies, and results from its own product testing.

Ridersurance
This broker, founded by a retired motorcycle racer, scours health, life, and disability policies to find the best coverage for action-sports athletes.

High-Fives Non-Profit Foundation
In addition to educational videos and its #helmetsarecool campaign, this Truckee, California, group helps cover medical expenses for winter-­action-sports athletes who’ve suffered life-­altering injuries. ­

Brain Injury Association of ­America
The go-to resource for anyone ­suffering a TBI, this advocacy group has state and local chapters that can help with everything from rehab ­services to legal assistance.

Brainline.org
This website is full of useful ­infor­mation—including ­interactive graphics and videos—aimed at ­informing people about how to ­prevent, treat, and live with a TBI.

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