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To Those Who Think Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Is Just ‘Tiredness’


  By Hayley Green in The Mighty.   Tiredness. Everyone gets it. That feeling you have after a long day at work, or a restless nights sleep. We can all relate to it. But myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), sometimes called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is just when you get tired easily… isn’t it? If you have […]

What It’s Like Being Single With A Chronic Illness


    By Erin Migdol in The Mighty.   Navigating the world of dating and relationships is tough enough — add the physical and emotional demands of a chronic health condition, and keeping a relationship going can be difficult, to say the least. If you have a chronic illness and are single, you are not alone […]

The Dangers Of Pushing Yourself On The ‘Good Days’ Of Illness


  By Caroline Christian in The Mighty.   As I waited in the examination room, my excitement grew about seeing one of the world’s leading specialists for my condition, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). I had seen him six months prior and felt that we were finally ready to get down to the business of improving […]

Dealing With Anger Now That I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


    By Jamison Hill in The Mighty.   I love to break things. Yeah, I know, who doesn’t? But I get such a satisfying feeling when I break something. Maybe not a bone, or a really expensive gadget, but breaking something cheap and discardable is satisfying to me. Very satisfying! In 2011, after I was […]

To The Chronically Ill Mother Who’s Afraid She’s Not ‘World’s Best Mom’


      By Brittney Rogers in The Mighty.   If you’re a mom, your children are the ones who give you the “World’s Best Mom” title. I have 22 years of experience being the daughter of a mom with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). I can say without an ounce of doubt that her chronic illness […]

This Comic Nails The Difference Between Chronic Fatigue And Just Being ‘Tired’


    By Laura Chamberlain in The Mighty.   In honor of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome awareness day on May 12, I thought I’d make a comic. When I decided to do this I didn’t quite realize just how long it would take and how many spoons, but hopefully it’s worth it. Introducing Maddie, a […]

The Real Difference Between ‘Mental’ Illness And ‘Physical’ Illness

Mental Health

  By Emily Wedderburn in The Mighty.   They tell me to think of mental illness like I would a broken leg or cancer. There’s no difference. Nothing to be ashamed of. And I tried to believe this while the world told me to be ashamed. Now, I have realized they are not the same. […]

Teen Wants To Change The ‘Positive’ Way We Talk About Disability


  Story from the staff at The Mighty. Robyn Lambird says it’s time for us all to have a positive disability discussion — but not the kind you may think of when you hear the word “positive.” In her YouTube video below, “Positive Disability Discussion,” the 18-year-old fashion-loving, rugby-playing vlogger, who also has cerebral palsy, talks […]

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