The Mighty

The Mighty is a digital health community that connects people facing health challenges and empowers them to share their stories of living with mental illness, chronic illness, disability and rare disease.

Miscarriage & Loss

6 things I learned from my miscarriage experience

But in case you are one of the few like me that feel better knowing as much of the truth as possible, here are some things I wish I would have expected when I stopped expecting.

Motherly Stories

25 secrets of moms living with mental illness

“My mental illness doesn’t define me or how I take care of my child.”

Motherly Stories

My mental health as a parent of a child with a disability

I am a work in progress, just like everyone else.

Motherly Stories

The unexpected grief triggers I encountered after my pregnancy loss

Although I knew losing a baby would be emotional, I don’t think I realized just how many triggers I would encounter in the months that followed my pregnancy loss.

Motherly Stories

What parenting with a severe mental illness looks like

I have had mental health problems all my life, but I did not grasp the severity of them until after I had started a family.

Motherly Stories

Dear parents of children with a mental illness

First and foremost, you did not cause your child’s mental illness.

Motherly Stories

How bipolar disorder shaped my experience of motherhood

What my therapist told me blew me away: bipolar disorder, he told me, is something we can manage.

Motherly Stories

How burnout impacts me as a parent with depression

Burnout impacts nearly three-fourths of all working adults, and it definitely intersects with other aspects of our identities too.

Mental Health

Working on my mental health as a parent

So let me be frank: I’m not “doing it all.” I’m not operating at full capacity in every area of my life. I’m no longer trying to be a perfect mom.

Children's Health

6 lessons I’ve learned as a parent of a child with diabetes

There are many parents out there with children that have all kinds of different medical needs, but as their parents, we may have many things in common.

Mental Health

How to care for your mental health needs while caring for your child’s needs

“My child’s needs won’t go away. What can I realistically do to work on my own mental health?”

Motherly Stories

15 reasons why it isn’t ‘selfish’ for me to not want a child right now

It’s important to know what you want and to not sacrifice your own wants and needs for the sake of peer pressure (or the sake of giving your parents grandkids!)