Aphasia Awareness Month wrapped up two weeks ago, and we’re ready to share some numbers with you. Drum roll, please…
Our Aphasia Awareness Month video reached 261,681 people. 5514 people liked it. 2203 people shared it. And 737 people left comments. The video was also viewed on Twitter and YouTube. YouTube’s channel pulled in another 4456 views.
Moreover, our general Aphasia Awareness Month message was picked up and shared by others, bringing in 1,125,776 potential impressions. We worked together to make sure that the general public not only learned the term “aphasia,” but they understood best communication practices and how they can be an aphasia ally.
More Work to Do
The NAA doesn’t rest at the end of Aphasia Awareness Month; we just jump into our next projects. We’ve kicked off another book club book — Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams Paisley, about her family’s experience following her mother’s Primary Progressive Aphasia diagnosis.
We’re working on more weekly articles about the emotional side of aphasia and developments that affect aphasia treatment, more videos explaining aphasia, and more materials to support caregivers. There is always more work to do to support the aphasia community and spread awareness to the general public.
Looking for ways to help spread aphasia awareness? Continue to share our video. We specifically made it to educate people about aphasia all year round.
Tell your story. Create a video telling your aphasia story and share it on Facebook and YouTube. Write a post. Tell your story to someone else and have them help you get it out into the world. Your viewpoint can educate the general public.
Not sure how to educate the people in your community? Download some of our helpful materials, such as our communication tips guide. You can bring these handouts to your local emergency stations. Don’t forget to help spread information to other places, such as local stores and supermarkets. Outings become less stressful when the people around you are patient communicators.
Thank you for all of your hard work last month, and we’re looking forward to another year of aphasia awareness as we move beyond June.