Bonnie Mbuli wants to engage with Mzansi on 'living with depression'
If you have read or heard about Bonnie Mbuli's book, Eyebags & Dimples, then you know that the TV presenter is one of the people who has publicly shared their life journey and living with depression.
Bonnie took to Twitter on Wednesday to let her fans know that she would be available on her Instagram TV, to engage with followers on all things depression, based on her personal experience.
In Eyebags & Dimples, which was published in 2012 Bonnie opened up about her life and struggles with depression.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE earlier this year, Bonnie revealed that she was ready to give her fans the second book they have been wanting for over five years.
"I am working on the next book now. It is basically the truth behind my book Eyebags & Dimples. If you thought that was the truth, then another truth. It stems from me feeling like my first book left a lot of people with questions."
While we wait for her second book, the increasing need to address the effects of depression, particularly in young people, has seen Bonnie look at kick starting the conversation quicker.
Twitter questioned Bonnie on whether she thought she was "qualified" enough to talk about the illness. Bonnie said she was not trying to replace professional opinion, instead planned on sharing her own journey with the hope that it would help someone else.
I’m not an expert and I don’t have all the answers, I do however have a lived experience of fighting the darkness &coming out the other side to discover a version of myself I’ve always wanted to be, I want to share that with you in a way that is helpful to you #letstalkaboutit— Bonnie Mbuli (@BonnieMbuli) August 1, 2018
No not necessarily, I’ll be addressing this during my series, I’m hoping to comb through the fine hairs of how depression presents, as well as how to discern between anger issues, anxiety,suppressed emotions and temperament, not everything is depression. Good question.🙂 https://t.co/zTCrmENUZM— Bonnie Mbuli (@BonnieMbuli) August 1, 2018