Anne Atkins blogs on mental health and family
The author Anne Atkins is currently blogging about her family’s experience of mental ill health.
Her blog series Bink Bonkers looks at the life of her daughter Lara - who is known as Bink to her family - and the mental health difficulties she has dealt with throughout her teenage and adult years.
In the blog, Anne shows the impact that mental ill health can have on the person with the condition as well as those closest to them. Anne explores the past, focusing on school days, family holidays and previous treatments that Bink received, showing the effects that mental illness can have on a person’s life and their experiences. She also discusses the present, and shines a light on the realities of living and caring for someone with mental illness.