When I was in college, I started becoming more aware of the things that were affecting my life both physically and mentally. In that process, I stumbled across a platform called The Mighty, which serves as a space for people with mental illnesses, physical conditions, or disabilities to write about their experiences, as well as a valuable source of information for those wishing to learn about or support someone with a condition.
My favorite part of writing for The Mighty was always seeing the responses from the community, usually in a show of support and telling their own stories about what it's like to live with a certain condition. Since my discovery of the site, things have changed and evolved to include more of a forum, where users can post about a given topic without writing an article.
Though it has been some time since I wrote for them, I have written twenty-two articles that have been published for The Mighty! Some of my favorite articles are the following:
Please Don't Tell Me to 'Just Stop' Picking My Skin - this article was actually adapted into a short video for The Mighty's Mental Health Facebook page
Ultimately, writing for The Mighty allowed me to come to terms with the conditions that I live with, which has further allowed me to begin my journey of acceptance and healing. If nothing else, discovering the community behind this website has been a great experience and I highly encourage everyone to check them out!