Please contact me if you have questions, comments, or stories you would like to share. I am looking for authors to share meaningful experiences they have as patients or those who are involved in caring or supporting patients.
Yes, this is a platform for TBI survivors, but I have found people can relate to each other across conditions and in ways of life other than within their specific circumstances. Very related patient populations are those who had a stroke, have dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and essentially any condition related to the mind. Additionally, any condition that causes extreme fatigue or disability is also very related. There have been several accounts when those with cancer (battling and in remission), HIV, lupus, etc., have sat me down to help me recognize how our experiences are similar. I will share these stories when I find the time…these were extremely humbling and profound experiences for me.
To explain the process of submissions:
When a piece on the Mind Reset is not written by authors with permission or by myself, the content is 100% vetted by the original author. If you are interested in becoming a regular author, please share this in the comments section.
What I DO: My role as the blog administrator is to assist writers in finalizing their publications, i.e., asking what title or featured photo they want, what items in their text they want bolded, how to protect the names and identities of individuals in their stories, etc., and then I will typically reflect on their piece. I ask permission from the author whether they believe my reflection seems appropriate to them before the final publication. I am extremely mindful of ensuring the author’s voice is authentic and that the level of anonymity desired is respected. The author and I work closely to ensure their piece reflects their own voice and aligns with the Mind Reset’s mission to create more supportive, inclusive, compassionate, and kind communities. I also will help promote pieces upon request.
What I DO NOT do: I do not change wording or content unless it is obviously harmful to the writer or the reader. In those instances, I typically will not publish the piece or will suggest changes with the author’s input.
That, being said, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
No voice is better or stronger than another.
I encourage you to be BRAVE ❤ All voices that aim to provide
compassion and hope are important and must be recognized and heard.
Together, we can make this world a better, kinder place 🙂