Following the personal stories of brain injury survivors, A Change of Mind is a documentary that explores new approaches to helping survivors through science, changes in societal attitudes and legal reform.
“We can pay now – or pay so much more later”
Symptoms suffered after brain injuries can range from mild to extreme, making proper diagnoses challening.
The collective costs incurred from traumatic brain injuries impact a whole community, and we have the decision to pay the initial costs upfront or deal with the consequences later. The current system in Canada is reactionary, but if we were to increase funding to immediate support services, invest in research, early detection, diagnosis and treatment at early stages, we would would reduce the negative impact on the lives of those who have suffered traumatic brain injury as well as the associated long-term financial costs we pay as a nation.