About the Site
BleedingBonkers.com was originally set up as a personal positive coping mechanism in fighting against my own Mental Illness, where daily hurdles were documented, taboo subjects were candidly discussed and it became a place where my circumstances (often caused by my mental health problems) could be vented.
As more and more people got in touch regarding their own struggles and mental health issues, BleedingBonkers.com branched out into more opinion posts, advice and awareness.
The purpose of this site is to show the world, it’s okay to talk openly about Mental Health and for anyone struggling, no matter what age, gender, race, class, religious views, nationality or sexuality that they are not alone.
The site is inclusive of all Mental Health Illnesses and Issues and I often like to remind people it’s not all about Depression and Anxiety, just in the same way Physical Illness is not all about Flu and Broken Bones.
I have a little dream that in my life-time Mental Health and Illness will be understood and appreciated in the same way Physical Health and Illness is.
About the Creator
So, I’m Bethany and I have Mental Health Problems. I was born in the early 90’s in Yorkshire, the place I still call home today.
I’ve spent the past 16 years (since age 11) in and out of Mental Health Services, been held under the Mental Health Act on several occasions, have attempted suicide in countless ways over the years, have incredibly high highs and have held varying diagnosis that seem to change every so often!
At a young age, I had everything in my life people spend their own lifetimes trying to obtain but still had my problems. I have been married, had children, spent regular summers in California. I’ve also been at the opposite end of that spectrum and lost everything due to my health; homeless, suicidal, isolated alcoholic.
I talk openly about rape, sexual abuse, drug & alcohol misuse as these are always so closely linked to Mental Health that I feel these issues need a louder voice. I am human and I am flawed although impulse and compulsions are probably the most difficult, life-destroying symptoms I live with.
Away from Mental Health Awareness, X-files re-runs and music made before 2007 are my thing. I’m an avid fan of football, mid week pints in the pub, crosswords and eyebrows.
I’m the social butterfly with the broken wing.