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Samantha Steiner is a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog, MyBipolarMind.com. She has dabbled in different areas in the medical field until a career change, and her own mental health led her back to writing where she can now offer help to others who struggle with mental health and addictions issues through her blog. Samantha lives in Pennsylvania, in the USA, with her furbaby, Buddy.

  • HempWorx CBD Sampler Pack: My Thoughts

    Not too long ago my friend was selling a few $15 HempWorx CBD Sampler Packs. I thought it was a better time than ever to give a try since I have been hearing such amazing things about HempWorx. My one friend stated that this CBD brand changed her life for the better. So, of course, I wanted in on this. Plus, even for samples $15 was not a bad deal. I went ahead and ordered one sampler kit.

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  • Where did our meds go?

    Originally posted on Mental Health @ Home:
    nosheep on Pixabay I recently saw an article on the Canadian news site cbc.ca.  It warned that there was a manufacturer’s shortage of the antidepressant bupropion, both brand name and generic.   No reason…

  • 20 Years of Friendship, All Night Convos & More

    It is currently a little after 8:30 in the morning and the bestie, Jazmine, and I have been hanging out all night and just talking about anything and everything under the sun. She was supposed to go to work today but instead is taking a much needed day off. It’s been a long time since we last stayed up all night together just talking. I wouldn’t have it any other way, though.

  • Changing Sleep Habits For The Better: Tips On Finding Easy Rest

    Changing sleep habits can be tricky; for many Americans, it’s hard to make big lifestyle changes without inducing anxiety or stress. It’s important, however, to make sure you’re getting adequate rest each night. Not only does it help boost your mood, it’s imperative when it comes to maintaining positive relationships and being productive at work or school. Your mental and physical health can be negatively impacted when you lack good sleep, making it harder for you to focus or cope with stress when it comes your way.

    Read on for some great tips on how to change your sleeping habits for the better.

  • Exciting Things, But Still Feeling Off…

    With all of this good news and excitement, I still don’t feel quite right. Something still feels off for me. I don’t know how to explain it for once. I should be thrilled; I don’t have to see the PA anymore, I’m starting a new medication, my best friend is happier than ever, I am now on the cover design part of my book. I just don’t get it. Everything is going so well. I guess mental illness is tricky like that.

  • [Trigger Warning] Where Is The Real Me?

    What I am about to discuss may be a trigger for some people who have dealt with sexual assault or self-harm. Please read with caution. If anything upsets you, please stop reading.

  • Autumn Rain & My Thoughts

    It’s a gloomy, rainy Tuesday in November. The sky is completely gray, and I kind of like it that way. I am not a sunshine-loving person – most of the time. I woke up around 6:30 a.m. and was hoping to be able to catch the sunrise in order to get some beautiful pictures – even though I am not fond of the sun – but with the clouds so gray there was no sunlight shining through

  • Changing The Clocks, Family & Anxiety

    Today is going to be a big day for me because I am meeting my cousin, Ashley, for the first time since she was a baby – over 20 years ago.

  • Kayl’s Story: One Mother’s Selfless Choice

    “Do you know what it’s like to make the choice to give up your precious child because she was too fragile for this earth?”

  • Early Morning Thoughts: November 2, 2018

    I am super excited because I received the final edits to my MS (manuscript) last night. Now, I guess it’s off to be formatted and will be done sometime early next week. I know I say this all the time, but this is such an amazing opportunity. My MS is coming together much faster than I anticipated!

  • When Insomnia Strikes: 11 Brilliant Tips To Sleep Better

    If you are having issues with your sleep, you are not alone. There are an estimated 60 million people in America who suffer every year from the cunning sleep disorder known as insomnia.

  • Happy Halloween! 🎃👻

    Happy Halloween! 🎃👻 It is officially midnight and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! I hope that you enjoy your day no matter where you are in the world! If you are going to be partaking in… Read More ›

  • Baseline

    Baseline I have been pretty much baseline the past few days. Not really elevated, but not really depressed either. I am just existing. I suppose baseline is considered to be stable. Although, with how chaotic my mind sometimes gets, I… Read More ›

  • 25 Activities You Can Try For Some Genuine “Me Time”

    25 Activities You Can Try For Some Genuine “Me Time” Taking some “me time” means taking some time out for yourself every single day. Try not to look at “me time” as being selfish because it really isn’t. You are… Read More ›

  • Being The Only Non-Drinker At The Party & Tips On How To Survive

    If you are in recovery and are worried about attending a holiday party, I can offer you some advice and tips on how I got through it. I am not telling you that you are going to feel comfortable being around your drug of choice and that it is going to be all sunshine and cupcakes, but that doesn’t mean that you have to relapse either. I do not advise anyone in early recovery to put themselves in the same situation that I was in, either. If you don’t have to go to a party just yet, then don’t go. It is so much easier to sit at home and be sober than it is to be around everyone having fun with a drink in their hand.

  • Hopelessly Bipolar

    Hopelessly Bipolar My Manic Madness only lasted about three days, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any less painful. At first, I loved the manic episode I was in. I had the typical euphoric feelings commonly associated with bipolar mania…. Read More ›

  • Monthly Bipolar Mood Tracker

    This is a post I made back on May 30, 2017. I just started using this mood tracker – that I created – again recently. I find it so useful because you print it out and it is only one sheet of paper. I often take it to my therapy sessions to show my therapist how my moods have been. I just wanted to reshare this with everyone in case anyone is interested in trying it out. I used the link below to get it for myself so it should be working just fine.

  • What Do We Honestly Have Control Over?

    We waste so much time and energy on things that we have no control over, which is not good for our mental wellbeing. We tend to stress over these things and it can create mounds of anxiety that can bring us down. When you think of control, what do you honestly think you have control over? Take a minute to really think about it. If you were to make a list of the things you can control and a list of the things you have no control over, which one do you think would be bigger?

  • My Guest Post|Mental Health In The Workplace: To Tell or Not To Tell

    I had the pleasure of working with Christy from When Business Inspire and I would love to share the Guest Post that I wrote for her site. Unfortunately, there is no reblog option so I am just going to share the link with you all. It is called: Mental Health In The Workplace: To Tell or Not To Tell.

  • Current Mood: Mania Madness

    Current Mood: Mania Madness The past two days seem like a complete blur of manic chaos. I did not sleep last night and the night before I only slept for less than three hours. It is currently after midnight and… Read More ›