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Samantha Steiner is the author of the new book, "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," which is now available on Amazon. She is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog,

  • New Thoughts on Mental Health in the Work Place

    New Thoughts on Mental Health in the Work Place                 Over the past few months, I have learned how horrible and devastating it can be for it to get around your place of employment that you are struggling with mental… Read More ›

  • Hi..My Name is Samantha and I have a Dual Diagnosis!

    Hi! My Name is Samantha and I Have a Dual Diagnosis!By: Samantha Steiner By: Samantha Steiner     I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder Mixed when I was just fourteen years old. Also, that happened to be the year… Read More ›

  • Coming Back to Blogging

    So I decided that I am going to try blogging on this site again. I realized that SOME of my past blogs weren’t exactly up to par, so I am going to TRY to make some of my new posts… Read More ›

  • Bipolar Disorder Info

    The struggle of living with Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression) is real, regardless if you are newly diagnosed or have been diagnosed for years.  Bipolar Disorder can be a debilitating disorder if left untreated. It can even be hard for people who… Read More ›

  • 29 Things I’ve Learned in 29 Years

    29 Things I Have Learned in 29 Years After losing someone that you love, the pain eventually begins to dull after a while. You will never forget that person but time really does make things easier. If you want to… Read More ›

  • Work vs. Life Balancing Tips

    Balancing a number of roles can be difficult, whether those roles are being a parent, partner, friend, employee, student, sibling, child or whatever else. At times, these different roles can compete for your time and attention. I have listed some tips… Read More ›

  • ADHD/ADD Signs and Symptoms

    A person with ADHD/ADD may have some or all of the following symptoms Difficulty paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes in school, or work or activities; producing work that is often messy and careless. Easily distracted… Read More ›

  • Different Types of Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar I Having this type of bipolar disorder means you have experienced at least one manic episode.  The mania needed to have lasted for at least a week, or to be severe enough that hospitalisation was necessary.  For about 50-60% of people… Read More ›

  • Common Early Warning Signs of Mania or Hypomania

    The list below is of common early warning signs that may help you recall the changes you experience when a manic/hypomanic episode is about to occur.  If you find it difficult to identify your early warning signs, you might discuss this… Read More ›

  • The Difference Between Mania and Hypomania

    The major difference between hypomania and mania are that hypomania is briefer and less intense than mania.  Hypomania is not associated with psychosis (loss of touch with reality or hallucinations) or hospitalization. Full blown mania is more severe and at times,… Read More ›

  • Elevated Mood in Mania or Hypomania

    The changes that occur when your mood is elevated (and when becoming elevated) happen in three related areas – in your thoughts, your feelings and your actions.  When your mood is elevated, your activity in these three areas can be… Read More ›

  • Common Early Warning Signs of Depression

    The list below of common early warning signs might help you think of the changes in your mood that you may notice. If you find it difficult to identify your early warning signs, you might consider discussing it with a… Read More ›