About the Parental Illness category

This category is dedicated to the experience of young people that have a parent with cancer or other chronic illness. The grief associated with this experience can be uniquely isolating, and we hope that this space can offer some empathy, answers, and a sense of community.

The rules we expect our users to follow are included below:

  • Be respectful and exercise empathy
  • Remain understanding of the fact that everyone’s experience with grief is different
  • Absolutely zero tolerance for posts or comments that encourage, enable, or suggest self-destructive or self-harming behavior
  • If you are providing scientific information, provide references
  • No self promotion
  • No selling, trading, fundraising, or requests for money permitted
  • No photos of deceased individuals or individuals on life support permitted
  • Do not offer advice if the original poster explicitly states that they do not want advice

Any disrespectful, offensive, hateful, or harmful comments or posts will be promptly removed.