Mental health can be a subject that people don’t like to talk about. People who have a mental illness can feel ashamed and alone because of their diagnoses. And people who do not suffer from mental health issues sometimes can act like mental illness is just made up.
In reality, one out of five people suffer from some type of mental illness in the United States alone, yet no one seems to talk about it. Samantha Steiner’s new book, My Bipolar Mind: You Are Not Alone takes a stands and talks about mental illness and the effects it takes on a person.
My Bipolar Mind is a memoir about Samantha’s journey with struggling with being bipolar and being an addict in recovery. In the book, you see first hand what is going through Samantha’s brain as she tries to stay sober and figure out the best way to manage her mental illness. In addition to her recovery, she deals with being in toxic relationships and trying to figure out her career as a writer.
Samantha does not sugar coat or romanticizes her mental health issues. She is raw and honest about how messy things can get when you are trying to get back on your feet. From resisting urges to still trying to get a hold when being in a manic state Samantha shares it all.
I read My Bipolar Mind in one sitting and could not put it down. Every page I read I needed to read more and hear about her journey. With this book covering many difficult topics, Samantha’s humor shines through when you least expect it and makes you laugh realizing that in dark times light can shine through.
My Bipolar Mind will make people feel like there are people who do understand what you are going through. This book is a must-read for anyone who has or is studying about mental illness to get a better understanding of what is happening inside the brain. Pick up your copy of My Bipolar Mind today on Amazon or Barnes and Nobel.
Make sure to check back at changethestarz.com this Friday for an interview with the author!