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Heads Up Film Festival – Give Brain Injury a Voice

Visit the Heads Up Film Festival! Lend your voice so that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is no longer a “silent epidemic”. We hope you can share your story, experiences, successes, challenges, goals, memories and the hopes that motivate you each day. Join a supportive community and share your ideas.

Who can post a video story?
All are welcome! The film festival is non-competitive and open to all. Whether you are a survivor, family member, caregiver, health care professional, parent, coach, teacher, researcher or anyone who cares about brain injury – lend your voice and share your story!

Tell Your Story
Create a video and share your story online at the Heads Up Film Festival. Or if you'd rather share your story without video, visit CDC Heads Up Facebook page.

CDC Injury Center and Lifetime Television Partner to Raise Awareness about Traumatic Brain Injury

Army Wives logoIn a July 2010 episode of Lifetime Television’s show Army WivesExternal Web Site Icon, lead character Joan, played by Wendy Davis, was diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) sustained from a bomb blast while on active duty in Iraq.  The leading cause of injury among U.S. forces serving in Afghanistan and Iraq is TBI.

CDC's Injury Center helped to provide TBI information for this show. CDC subject matter experts consulted with Army Wives writers and producers on prevention strategies and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for TBI survivors. The resulting storyline is an example of the partnership between CDC and Hollywood Health & Society, which exists to provide entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely health information, like TBI, through consultations with experts for their scripts. Lifetime television ran this story line in July 2010 and showed how Joan and her loved ones coped with the challenges of treatment and recovery for TBI.

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