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Category: Mental Health

*REBLOGGED* Alcoholism Is A Selfish Member Of A Family

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.   Advertisements

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*Fwd From Another Blog*

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

My Nightmarish Manic Episode

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 […]

Keeping Your Mental Health Happy

Keeping Your Mental Health Happy By: Samantha Steiner In order to maintain stability with your mental health, there are a few things that you need to do on a regular basis to keep yourself healthy in mind and body. I have put together a simple list of the things that I believe are the […]

Creating a Daily Mood Journal

Creating a Daily Mood Journal By: Samantha Steiner For those of you who are anal about keeping track of all things mental health like, how you have felt during the day, what symptoms you had and so on… a mood journal is for you. All you need is […]

My First Month Sober

My First Month Sober By: Samantha Steiner My last drink was around 11 PM on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. I was drinking with a girl that I conceded to be my best friend of almost 20 years and two of her cousins. Some stuff went down and we […]

Trapped & Over Thinking

Trapped & Over Thinking By: Samantha Steiner The one thing people don’t seem to realize about mental illness unless you deal with it first hand is that you can get trapped in your own mind more often than not. You can also overthink things way too much as […]

Hi, My name is Gary.

My name is Gary. I have a severe social phobia called Paruresis, also called shy bladder syndrome. There are a lot of people out there with shy bladders, but Paruresis is much more serious, it is the inability to urinate anywhere outside of the home. It severely damages […]

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 have been in treatment for years.  Bipolar disorder […]

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 and strategies here that you might find helpful. […]

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 and frequently interrupting ongoing tasks by noises or […]

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 with this type of the disorder, they will […]

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 very uncharacteristic of how you are when you […]

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 trusted friend, family member, or your doctor. This […]