Unmasking Brain Injury
The Unmasking Brain Injury is a project that North Dakota Brain Injury Network launched in 2017. The purpose of this project is to not only create awareness for brain injury, but to also give the survivors a voice. The project allows individuals with brain injury to create an art mask to tell their story as a means to educate others of what it is like to live with a brain injury. It also gives brain injury survivors an outlet to show others that those living with this disability are like anyone else. By combining therapy, art, and advocacy, this project presents an entirely unique perspective on life with brain injury for survivors, caregivers, and professionals.
If you are interested in making a mask or holding an event at your location (facility, support group, community organization, school, or other location) call us at (855) 866-1884.
Unmasking Brain Injury Event – Grand Forks
May 20, 2024
10:00 – 11:30 am Central
Mountainbrooke Recovery Center
112 North 3rd Street
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58203
Survivors will create masks of their own as a creative and artistic way to represent their experiences. No previous experience or artistic skills required, and the event is FREE.
To RSVP, contact Carly Endres at (701) 777-8004.
- Promote awareness of the prevalence of brain injury
- Give survivors a voice and the means to educate others of what it's like to live with a brain injury
- Show others that persons living with a disability due to their brain injury are like anyone else, deserving of dignity, respect, compassion and the opportunity to prove their value as citizens in their respective communities.
View Masks and Read Their Stories
Unmasking Brain Injury is an international program that showcases masks and their stories, including those from North Dakota.
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