Helius Medical Technologies (TSX:HSM, OTCQB:HSDT) ("Helius" or the "Company") in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of America, has launched "Tackling TBI," a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) featuring patient and veteran advocate Montel Williams and former NFL player Marvin Washington. The PSA is designed to raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and concussions as growing health issues and to provide patients with education, resources and encouragement to participate in clinical trials to support development of new therapies. Information on a Helius sponsored clinical trial for TBI can be found at www.braininjurytrial.com. This Smart News Release features an interactive multimedia capsule. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161110005168/en/
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"Currently more than 5.3 million Americans in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability as a result of a TBI and there are 1.7 million new cases each year," said Montel Williams. "Our goal is to ensure that the public at large understands the problem and that patients and caregivers understand where to go for resources that can help." The PSA featuring Williams and Washington reminds viewers that a TBI can range from subtle to severe, symptoms can take years to progress and that it's important to speak with a doctor or healthcare professional if they think they've had a brain injury. To view the PSA, visit www.tacklingtbi.com. "We are proud to partner on the launch of this PSA initiative to raise awareness and understanding of brain injury," said Susan Connors, president and chief executive officer of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). "A diagnosis of TBI can be the start of a misdiagnosed and misunderstood neurological disease. We need to continue to provide help, hope and healing for the millions of Americans who sustain this life-altering, sometimes devastating, injury."