I am a bit on the manic said and it is the good kind of mania with the wonderful euphoria. I feel excellent right now. I don’t ever want to lose this feeling, but I know it is not possible to stay up in the clouds forever.
I am wide awake and it is almost 4 o’clock in the morning. I am taking on more articles than I can probably handle but I can’t seem to stop myself either. It’s like I know what I am doing, I am semi-aware of certain things that are going on but I just can’t seem to control myself at times. It’s like I am lacking control and I don’t know how to gain it when I am like this. It can be hard to understand for people that have never dealt with mania or bipolar disorder first hand.
It is not often that I get to have this kind of manic episode and I am loving every minute of it. I hope nothing triggers me today so that I don’t lose this feeling because sometimes the littlest of things will set me off when I am manic. I used to think that I was the only one who got like this until I started blogging and meeting people who are just like me. I want others to know that they are not alone in their struggles. There is always someone who has been through it or is going through it now.
Adults Should NEVER Fight a Child
I want to talk about something that happened the other day to my Goddaughter, Ally. Ally was jumped by a teen and the teens’ mother. The video below was taken by a friend of my Goddaughter who stood by and did absolutely nothing. A grown adult should NEVER fight a CHILD. Ally is only 14-years-old. Ally is my best friend’s daughter, Jazmine, and I would do anything to protect her. I love all 4 of my godchildren to death. And they all happen to be Jazmine’s children
The video is from Jazmines Facebook post and the caption is what she wrote in the post. She called 911, and the cops did absolutely nothing. It was ridiculous. The cop actually said that it’s okay to beat the shit out of child if they are on your property! How wrong and fucked up is that?!! Ally didn’t even know that she had walked by this bitches house! She was just walking home from school like she always does. Here is the FB post:
I still can’t believe this happened to her. She was taken to the ER and has a concussion. Lucky, she didn’t get hurt too bad. The cop that was there when I showed up was a complete incompetent dick head. He was rude and kept trying to place all the blame on my Goddaughter. The hospital at last called children services on the mom that did this to Ally. This situation is just night right.
Jazmine almost got arrested for going off on the cop and cursing at him. I was so angry that I was shaking. I wanted to say something and argue with the cop myself, but when I went to open my mouth to speak Jazmine gave me this look like, “No, please don’t.” So I didn’t. Because of how mad I was, I wanted to go beat the shit out of this woman because the idiot cop blurted out her address which I jotted down. This woman is honestly a piece of shit and I know karma will take care of her so I don’t have to.
Again, I must say that an adult should NEVER fight a child. It is just despicable.
May Is… Mental Health Awareness Month
I am a little late with this one but better late than never! May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a better time than ever for people to educate themselves about various mental health topics.
If you have a mental health condition, perhaps you could educate your loved ones on your disorder so that they can understand you and what you go through.
If you have someone in your life who has a mental illness, research their condition to help educate yourself. The more you learn, the more you may be able to understand your what your loved one has to live with on a daily basis.
According to NAMI.com, about 1 in 5 adults experience some sort of mental illness and 1 in 25 will experience a serious mental illness in the United States. That is pretty many people when you look at the bigger picture of things. It is sad that we are in 2019 and there is still so much stigma surrounding mental health. If people would take the time to educate themselves about mental health, it would gradually help #EndTheStigma.
If you have a mental illness, always remember that you are not alone and that you are sick and not weak.
My Bipolar Mind: You’re not alone
I am super excited to say that I went to my local Barnes & Noble in Whitehall, PA, and my book was right there in the psychology section! It was so exciting actually being able to see my book on a shelf at a popular book store. It is the same B&N that I am doing the signing event on Saturday, May 25th from 2 pm to 6 pm. I am so nervous and yet excited at the same time.
I am also happy to announce that this awesome woman, Jess. did a fantastic book review and interview with me for her blog Changethestarz.com.
If you are interested in checking out the review and interview you can click these links:
- You Are Not Alone & My Bipolar Mind Proves It
- Samantha Steiner, Eliezer Tristan Publishing Best Selling Author, Of My Bipolar Mind
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Samantha is the author of "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," she is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog MyBipolarMind.com.