1 in 4 people have a mental illness. Some of them are bound to be parents. Parenting is hard enough…parenting with a mental illness can be even harder. I am Heather, your Mental Momma. I am happily married to Joe and we have procreated ourselves 2 little goblins, Gabriel and Emilia. As for my mental “illnesses”…Bipolar 1 (rapid cycle), Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD.