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It had been brought to my attention that I am really not bipolar because everyone is bipolar. Never tell a person will mental illness that they are faking their disorder. It is arrogant. Stand up for mental health stigma.
Introduction to my article “Families Who Survived The Odds”
The Constant Cycles Of My Bipolar Mind By the time someone has told me how much they really like or dislike something, there is a good chance that I have already had 50 different emotions plays out within my head. My thoughts race beyond my control, making it […]
My Panic Attack: June 26, 2017 With my emotions running ramped, it is not surprising that I am having panic attacks. It’s also not surprising that they are back to back. What is surprising, is that the fact that looking into my kitchen, and seeing that it was […]
Emotional Overload I am in an emotional overload and I don’t know why. I am all over the place and every little thing has been making me cry. I know I have had a medication increase, but I really don’t think it is that. When I was talking […]
How To Counter A Negative Automatic Thought Automatic thoughts are the first things, or thoughts, that come to our mind when something happens. Sometimes, these thoughts happen so quickly we don’t even realize they are happening until the negative thought is stuck in our head, and then […]
Journaling & Mental Illness Journaling can be an important and beneficial factor in mental illness. It can help improve your overall mental well-being because it can create a healthy outlet to express your emotions. A lot of people that struggle with any type of mental illness, or addiction, […]
Preparing For Your Psych Appointment Most people don’t bother preparing for their appointments because either they don’t see the point in it, they think it’s a waste of time, or they think they already know everything they want to mention. But how many times have you left an […]
Sea Isle City 2017: Day 6 (Thursday) For the first time since I have been on vacation, I did not isolate… at least fully. I spent some time working on my one article, even though my focus was horrific for some reason today. I just could not […]
Sea Isle City 2017: Day 5 (Wednesday) I am absolutely mentally exhausted. On top of my normal 6 articles a week, I had to do an extra 2 more due to another writer having an emergency. These articles should have been so simple, but they were in a […]
Today was a pretty bland day for me. I don’t think I really left the beach house we were staying at, except for stopping and picking up pizza. I really isolated today. In my defense though, the weather was pretty crappy. It was windy and cloudy. I was […]
Creating a Self-Esteem Log Self-esteem is a big issue for many people. I know it is for me, always has been, and probably always will be. Baby steps are necessary, and the little things really do help. Creating a weekly self-esteem log can help build it up a […]
Since I am using writing as my main coping mechanism for my mental health and addiction issues, I have come to the conclusion that it is probably in my best interest to try to add at least one blog post daily. Blogging, and writing in general, are very […]
Joy through the bottle, did never I find. I was locked in a prison within my own mind, Darkness and fear encircled my head, better I thought that I should be dead. But a light came upon me, as I kneeled down to pray. Now happy and sober, […]
I guess it’s safe to say I made it to my destination without much of an issue. I wish I could say I have been having the time of my life since I’ve gotten here, but that would be an outright lie. I mean, don’t get me wrong, […]
I feel kind of ridiculous now for posting about how going on vacation is going to be hard for me because of much I am going to want to drink. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it still rings true. However, I found out this afternoon that my […]
I should be excited right now since I leave for vacation Saturday morning, but the closer it gets the more anxious I start to feel. This is going to my first vacation sober. I don’t know how well I am going to be able to handle that, especially […]
I am reblogging this from a site I found from Barb Knowles. This is a very well-written piece, and I am happy that she allowed me to share it on my site.
One of my articles was just published on Vocal today, and I thought I would share it on here. Check it out, maybe leave a comment here and let me know what you think. It’s definitely not my best work, but the more I write the better I […]
I am reblogging this from a blog that I follow. She is the author of the other post I reblogged the other day on addiction. She is a very inspiring young woman, and I encourage everyone to check out her page! https://whenwomeninspire.com/ If you’re looking for an alternative […]
We learn something new every day, they say, and learning to accomplish a mammoth task like overcoming addiction means you will learn more than one thing on your journey. via What Suffering an Addiction Really Teaches Us — When Women Inspire
I haven’t really been able to add many posts or updates recently even though I’ve really been meaning too. I’ve just had a lot going on lately, so I figured that while I was awake at 2:30 am I would finally post my first update in a while.
“Don’t Ever Be Someone Else’s Slogan. . . Because You Are Poetry.”
My Nightmarish Manic Episode By: Samantha Steiner A little over a week ago I had come out of a pretty bad depressive episode, only for me to jump right into a very bad agitated manic episode. I think I had maybe a day or two of baseline […]
I decided to keep this a mental health blog while adding in randomized health topics like the Fad Diets topic I posted. It’s good to have variety sometimes. In a bit… I am going to be posting about the worst agitated manic episode I have had in a […]
Fad Diets and How They Could Be Making You Gain Weight By: Samantha Steiner Quick weight loss fad diets are in right now and they have been for a while. Celebrities use them, TV reality stars use them, and they always seem to be glamorized by the media […]