By Samantha Kolkey
I follow The Mighty on Facebook and their videos pop up on my feed often. Recently, I saw a video that highlighted one of my student’s diagnoses, which is one that I am not familiar working with in a clinical setting. It presented statements from individuals who also have the same diagnosis as this student. It opened my eyes to what this student is struggling with on a daily basis, and it clarified the challenges he has been enduring. This led to me applying new approaches to help this individual.
The Options staff and I feel that The Mighty is a powerful resource for students, parents, clinicians, educators, and other family members to access when trying to understand an individual’s diagnosis and disability. Frustration can be common among service providers and parents to those who have a mental health diagnosis or other disability. It is important to always get the individual’s perspective and The Mighty helps to provide this. An improved understanding of an individual can only reap benefits.
Thank you @TheMightySite!