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Summary Who is your support group or mentor on your stroke and/or brain injury recovery journey? In this episode, Joe and Lauren discuss how important it is to reach out for help on the path to recovery. They share the struggles they had with asking for help and how having a support team made the whole recovery process easier to face. Just like every great super hero has a team or mentor, a brain injury survivor hero needs their team and mentors as well so Joe and Lauren delve deep into some of the best super hero and fictional support teams and mentors of all time.
Topics Discussed in this Episode
Favorite classic video games - Mario Kart, Crash Team Racing, Crash Bandicoot
Post stroke depression, seeking mental healthcare and overcoming feelings of shame and social stigmas around mental health.
The best super hero support groups - Alfred and Batman, Jarvis and Tony Stark/Iron Man, Yoda and Luke Skywalker, Dumbledore and Sirius Black, Merlin and King Arthur, Commander Mormont was Jon Snow and more are discussed.
Inspired by Joe’s YouSoRock spotlight section on his website, our new Facebook group YouSoRock is announced! Join to connect with other stroke and brain injury survivors.
Links to Topics Mentioned
Mario Kart, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart
Crash Team Racing, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crash_Team_Racing
Crash Bandicoot, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crash_Bandicoot
Pinky and the Brain, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinky_and_the_Brain
YouSoRock Facebook Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/yousorock
Submit your story to be featured on YouSoRock, https://www.joesorocks.com/yousorock
Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter