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Category: Samantha Steiner

Sea Isle City ’17: Day 6

  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 […]

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Sea Isle City ’17: Day 5

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 […]

Sea Isle City ’17: Day 3

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

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 […]

Sea Isle City ’17: Day 2

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 […]

June 17, 2017 S.I.C., NJ

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, […]

The Bottle Took Her

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 […]

June 11th – 2:30 am

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.

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 […]

CHANGES ARE COMING

Major Changes are Coming to this Blog Soon- Please Read By: Samantha Steiner So as some of you know, I am IN LOVE with writing and always have been. Well, I have been accepted to write for a few different Freelance websites and websites where people can hire […]

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 […]

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 a little better. I can’t guarantee anything though! Haha. […]

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 […]