The who, what, when, where, why (and how) of FAMHQ’s!
Welcome to my post about FAMHQ’s I hope this will answer all the questions you have and hope you decide if you would like to join in or share this with your network.
The 'F' and 'A' stand for Fiona Art, yes that's me, hello! If you are reading this blog post about #FAMHQ's you probably know already (or can easily find out more by reading online, googling or asking me) that I am an activist based in the UK who is also an artist, photographer and blogger.
The 'M' and 'H' are very important and stand for something we all have; mental health!
The 'Q's' And here is where I hope it starts to make sense, FAMHQ's is where questions are being asked.
So to answer the 'what', 'Fiona Art Mental Health Question's' is an opportunity for you to ask me questions about my mental health. It might sound a bit strange or egotistical because why do you want to know about my mental illness when you've got so many more important things to think about? That's where the 'why' comes in, it's because the best way to fight stigma around a topic is to talk about it more and I am willing (and just a little bit nervous) to put myself forward in order to get people talking.
And then the 'when', 'where' and 'how' for the practical bits. On Wednesdays on Twitter every week 19:00GMT - 19:30GMT (flexible) add #FAMHQ's to your question.
You get the chance to ask me anything, yes ANYTHING about my mental health experiences. I am willing to answer any questions about my medication, mood, diagnosis, stigma, discrimination and treatments I have personally experienced.
I really hope you will join me and tell your friends about #FAMHQ's!
Good mental health
Any questions not answered in the time I will try to answer the following week.
Please use #FAMHQ’s or #FAMHQ in all your tweets as I may not have time to check my notifications and may not see your question until the end of the session.
It's a chance to hear my personal experiences, NOT my opinions (but you can ask me about those at any other time).
If your question is not clear(and there is time) I will ask you to repeat or rephrase the question so that I can give you my best answer.
l will answer ANYTHING about my personal mental health experiences openly and honestly unless I feel answering it compromises my online or offline safety.
Anything asked about my personal mental health experiences that also requires me to mention other people I endeavour to do so without using identifiers (ie A man from Scotland I once met VS Joe Black, Glasgow in 2012). If a person puts information into the public realm (non-private twitter account or a ‘worldwide’ facebook comment) I may use that in my answer to #FAMHQ’s. I do not ‘out’ people.
I created Fiona Art Mental Health Questions weekly half hour to fight stigma by being open and showing it's ok to talk about mental health but I respect everyone’s right to privacy and their right not to answer me or agree with me.