Opening up about my mental health

Shortly after publishing my last post, I realised I’ve gone head first into encouraging people to open up about their experiences with mental health difficulties, to help increase awareness and fight stigma, when I still keep mine under wraps for the very same reasons many others out there probably do – fear of what other people will think. With the exception of members of Facebook support groups and medical professionals, only my immediate family and one or two friends know the full extent of my difficulties. I bang on about how we should be able to be open about our difficulties without judgement and how beneficial it can be once we do, yet I sit here behind a screen not taking my own advice and not fully supporting a cause I feel so strongly about. This isn’t acceptable. I may be many things, but I am not a hypocrite! So, here I am taking a giant kangaroo leap out of my comfort zone.
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Faye
August 23, 2016
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Why rats make good pets

We recently added 2 more rats to our little furfamily, bringing us to a total of four!
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Faye
August 15, 2016

Back in the blogosphere!

After a year or two of being out of the blogosphere, I have decided to return! Bonkers.me is a website that I have owned since 2011 and housed my personal blog for many years, but I have decided to start fresh and instead of just document my life, I want to write more about things I am passionate about, mainly mental health and other lifestyle-y things! Last year (2015) I set about re-designing and re-developing Bonkers, however I took a bad turn with my own mental health meaning that the site fell by the wayside. BUT here we finally are! Right now, I only have a few ideas for posts, but I’m hoping that once I’ve got back into the swing of things then ideas will come a lot easier to me. For now though, I’m just going to take it as it comes and focus on gaining some momentum.

I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself before I get to work on writing some REAL content!
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Faye
August 5, 2016